The Celiac Ganglia of the Solar Plexus

I am continuing my exploration of my solar plexus with paint and a little anatomy and physiology. The solar plexus is a complex network of blood vessels and nerves, within the network of nerves you will find celiac ganglia, irregular shaped masses of nerve tissue in the upper abdomen. There are two of them and they are the largest ganglia of the Autonomic Nervous System. The celiac ganglia innervate most of the digestive tract, the stomach, liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidney, small intestine, and the ascending and transverse colon. AND, they directly innervate the ovarian theca and secondary interstitial cells involved with folliculogenesis, the maturation of the ovarian follicle, a dense shell of somatic cells, containing an oocyte. I am feeling quite a bit of amazement about this body I live in and all that comes with having a solar plexus. I don't know how all this unfolds with painting, but I am feeling the urge to paint tiny, floaty digestive organs and eggs.



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