myenteric plexus


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Related to myenteric plexus: Meissner's plexus, Enteric nervous system

myenteric plexus

[¦mī·ən¦ter·ik ′plek·səs]
(neuroscience)
A network of nerves between the circular and longitudinal layers of the muscular coat of the digestive tract. Also known as Auerbach's plexus.
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The role of the myenteric plexus in the Schistosoma-induced alterations of GI motility remains an enigma.
Myenteric plexus destruction alters morphology of rat intestine.
Subsequently, the circular muscle layer was peeled off meticulously, fiber by fiber, from the longitudinal muscle layer to which the myenteric plexus is adherent.
The dense c-Kit-positive cellular network, located between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers and at the innermost part of the circular muscle layer, intermingled with the myenteric plexus (Figure 1, B).
Small numbers of GLUT-1-positive fibers are found in the healthy colon; they are slightly more prominent in the rectum compared to the sigmoid and are more prominent in the submucosal plexus than in the myenteric plexus.