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myenteric Line breaks: my|enter¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪɛnˈtɛrɪk/

Definition of myenteric in English:


Relating to or denoting a plexus of nerves of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems situated between and supplying the two layers of muscle in the small intestine.
Example sentences
  • Axons arising from the somas of nerve cells in the myenteric plexus can be found in all the muscle layers.
  • The gastrointestinal stromal tumor nodules displayed an area of transition to the nerves in the myenteric plexus.
  • The fibers terminate in the myenteric plexus where they supply ganglion cells, as well as in the vasculature.
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