Definition of Plexus myentericus

1. Noun. A plexus of unmyelinated fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies in the muscular coat of the esophagus and stomach and intestines.

Exact synonyms: Myenteric Plexus
Generic synonyms: Nerve Plexus



Medical Definition of Plexus myentericus

1. 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. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plexus Myentericus

plexus intraparotideus
plexus jugularis
plexus lienalis
plexus lingualis
plexus lumbalis
plexus lumbosacralis
plexus lymphaticus
plexus mammarius
plexus mammarius internus
plexus maxillaris externus
plexus maxillaris internus
plexus meningeus
plexus mesentericus
plexus mesentericus inferior
plexus mesentericus superior
plexus myentericus (current term)
plexus nervorum spinalium
plexus nervosus
plexus occipitalis
plexus oesophageus
plexus of anterior cerebral artery
plexus of choroid artery
plexus of middle cerebral artery
plexus of spinal nerves
plexus ophthalmicus
plexus ovaricus
plexus pancreaticus
plexus pelvinus
plexus periarterialis

Literary usage of Plexus myentericus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"... plexus myentericus and plexus submucosus (plexuses of Auerbach and Meissner). (3) The inferior gastric plexus receives from the splenic plexus filaments ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"... and to which he has therefore given the name of " plexus myentericus." For the other observation we are indebted to Meissner, who has dis- Fig. ..."

3. Elements of Histology by Edward Klein (1883)
"plexus myentericus of Auerbach ... The non-medullated nerves form a rich plexus, called the the plexus myentericus of Auerbach (Fig. ..."

4. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"The intestinal canal contains an automatic motor (entre within its walls—the plexus myentericus of Auerbach—which lies between the longitudinal and circular ..."

5. Atlas of human histology by Arnold Brass, R. A. Young (1897)
"The ganglia are smaller, and the nerve fibres finer than those of the plexus next to be described (Auerbach's plexus myentericus). Some small vessels also ..."

6. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"... plexus myentericus and plexus submucosus (plexuses of Auerbach and Meissner). (3) The inferior gastric plexus receives from the splenic plexus filaments ..."

7. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"... and to which he has therefore given the name of " plexus myentericus." For the other observation we are indebted to Meissner, who has dis- Fig. ..."

8. Elements of Histology by Edward Klein (1883)
"plexus myentericus of Auerbach ... The non-medullated nerves form a rich plexus, called the the plexus myentericus of Auerbach (Fig. ..."

9. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"The intestinal canal contains an automatic motor (entre within its walls—the plexus myentericus of Auerbach—which lies between the longitudinal and circular ..."

10. Atlas of human histology by Arnold Brass, R. A. Young (1897)
"The ganglia are smaller, and the nerve fibres finer than those of the plexus next to be described (Auerbach's plexus myentericus). Some small vessels also ..."

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