Subesophageal ganglion

The subesophageal ganglion is a ganglion used to control an insect's mouthparts, salivary glands and neck muscles. A ganglion is a dense mass of nerve cells which are used to control muscles or process input from the insect's senses. The subesophageal ganglion is located in an insect's head capsule and positioned below the oesophagus.

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