Myenteric Plexus

Myenteric Plexus The myenteric plexus, also known as Auerbach’s plexus, together with Meissner’s plexus (submucosal plexus) forms the enteric nervous system which regulates the function of the gastrointestinal system. The myenteric plexus is located between the inner and outer muscle layers of the muscularis externa. The submucosal plexus (Meissner’s plexus), on the other hand, is located in the submucosa. This diagram illustrates the four layers of the gastrointestinal tract: Mucosa – consists of 3 layers Epithelium Lamina Propria Muscularis Mucosae Submucosa – connective tissue, submucosal plexus and blood vessels/lymphatics Muscularis Externa – 3 muscle layers in the stomach, 2 in …

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