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

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
plexus nervosus submucosus [ FMA:TA FMA:63252 ]

latin term
plexus submucosus [ FMA:TA FMA:63252 ]

external definition

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].

external ontology notes

note that FMA uses Meissner's plexus as a synonym, rather than separate class

has related synonym

submucous plexus

Meissner's plexus

plexus myentericus