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Meissner's plexus

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Plexus submucosus, submucosal plexus. Submucosal nervous plexus consisting of small aggregations of ganglion cells, innervating the submucosa of the alimentary tract. Corresponds to Auerbach's plexus. Described in 1862.


  • G. Meissner:
    Über die Nerven der Darmwand. Zeitschrift für rationelle Medizin, n.s. 1857, 8: 364-366.

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