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Auerbach's plexus

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The myenteric plexus.

Description

The myenteric plexus. A plexus of sympathetic nerve fibers situated between the longitudinal (outer muscle layer) and circular (inner) muscular coat of the stomach and intestines. It is one of the nerve networks controlling intestinal movement.

Authors seem to diasagree as to whether these nerve fibres ar sympathetic or parasympathetic. Can you help?

Bibliography

  • L. Auerbach:
    Ueber einen Plexus gangliosus myogastricus.
    Jahresberichte der schlesischen Gesellschaft für vaterländische Kultur, Breslau, 1863, 40: 103-104.

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