Updated: 4/3/2016

Myenteric Nerve Plexus

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Myenteric plexus

  • Myenteric (Auerbach's) nerve plexus
    • lies in muscularis externa
      • between inner layer of circularly-oriented smooth muscle and outer layer of longitudinally smooth muscle
    • regulates gastrointestinal motility
      • "myenteric regulates motility"
      • "AUerbach's is on the AUtside"
    • receives input from both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems

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