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Nerve: Auerbach's plexus
Gray1071
The myenteric plexus from the rabbit. X 50.
LAYERS:
serosa
longitudinal muscle
myenteric plexus
circular muscle
submucosal plexus
submucosal
mucosal
Latin plexus myentericus
Gray's subject #248 1177
Innervates
From
To
MeSH A08.800.050.050.500

Part of the enteric nervous system, Auerbach's plexus (or myenteric plexus) exists between the longitudinal and circular layers of muscularis externa in the gastrointestinal tract and provides motor innervation to both layers and secretomotor innervation to the mucosa.

It arises from cells in the Nucleus ala cinerea, the parasympathetic nucleus of origin for the tenth cranial nerve (Vagus), located in the medulla oblongata. The fibers are carried by both the anterior and posterior vagal nerves.

Eponym

The myenteric plexus is referred to as Auerbach's plexus for its first describer Leopold Auerbach.[1]

See also

References

  1. Who Named It?

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