myenteric nerve plexusGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0002439
One of two ganglionated neural networks which together form the enteric nervous system. The myenteric (Auerbach's) plexus is located between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers of the gut. Its neurons project to the circular muscle, to other myenteric ganglia, to submucosal ganglia, or directly to the epithelium, and play an important role in regulating and patterning gut motility. [ NLXANAT:100306 ]
Synonyms: Auberbach plexus Auberbach's plexus plexus nervosus submucosus plexus submucosus Auberbachs plexus Auerbach's plexus Remak's plexus myenteric plexus
- UMLS:C0027028 (ncithesaurus:Myenteric_Nerve_Plexus)
plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies lying in the muscular coat of the esophagus, stomach and intestines that communicate with the submucosal, subserosal and enteric plexuses[MP][MP:0010801].
note that FMA uses Meissner's plexus as a synonym, rather than separate class