myenteric plexus


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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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Overall number of ganglion cells in the myenteric plexus between longitudinal and circular muscle layer of adult colon was 16.
13,14) In the literature, a study reported that the rate of achalasia was elevated among patients with BN compared to the general population, (7) and there are some case reports about BN patients developing achalasia because of myenteric plexus damage.
did not consider the myenteric plexus, which is directly involved in the control of bowel motility [89].
However, in these layers, the basal activation levels in all groups, and all times, were considerably higher than in other layers, particularly in myenteric plexus (Figures 2A and 2E), what had also been described recently in rabbits (GONZALO et al.
Other causes include Chagas disease, an infection by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi that affects the myenteric plexus, and amyloidosis.
In the intestine, Kit-ir ICC forms a network in the myenteric plexus region (ICC-MP) that surrounds the myenteric ganglia.
Involvement of the myenteric plexus in the cholera toxin-induced net fluid secretion in the rat small intestine.
Effect of irritant purgatives on the myenteric plexus in man and the mouse.
Digital stimulation activates the local intrcolonic myenteric plexus network as well as spinal-cord-reflex colonic activity.
A heterogeneous disorder caused by a variety of abnormalities of smooth muscle or myenteric plexus.