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Which of the following nervous structures would most likely be involved in a 38-year-old woman with peptic ulcer disease whose stomach is experiencing severe abdominal pain?



A. Greater splanchnic nerve
B. Ventral roots of the spinal nerve
C. Lower intercostal nerve
D. Vagus nerve
E. Gray ramus communicans
Asked by Sebastian, Last updated: Mar 15, 2018

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Greater splanchnic nerve-the greater splanchnic nerve carries pain fibers from the upper gastrointestinal (gi) tract. neither the ventral roots of the spinal nerves nor the gray rami corn municantescontain sensory nerve fibers. the vagus nerve contains sensory fibers associated with reflexes, but it does not contain pain fibers. the lower intercostals nerves carry general somatic afferent (gsa)pain fibers from the diaphragm, abdominal wall, and peritoneum but not general visceral afferent (gva) pain fibers from the gi tract.
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