Medical Definition of Ganglion
Ganglion: The celebrated 2nd century Greek physician Galen ((c. 130-201 A.D.) who lived and worked in Rome first used the word ganglion to denote a nerve complex. Ganglion still is used to refer to an aggregation of nerve cell bodies. Another use of the word ganglion is for a tendon cyst that most commonly pops up near the wrist.
To learn more about ganglions of the tendinous type, read the article on Ganglion.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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