So now let's switch gears a little bit and talk about networks of nerves known as plexuses.
The abdomen and the pelvis contain major autonomic plexuses.
These are often named after the artery along which they are distributed.
Plexuses include the celiac or solar plexus which is associated with the celiac artery of the abdomen,
the superior mesenteric plexus which is associated with the superior mesenteric artery,
the inferior mesenteric plexus which is associated with the inferior mesenteric artery,
the renal plexus which is associated with the renal artery
that goes to the kidneys, and finally the hypogastric plexus.
This plexus sits just in front of the bifurcation or the fork in the road of the abdominal aorta.