Auerbach's plexus


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Auerbach's plexus

Etymology: Leopold Auerbach, German anatomist, 1828-1897; L, plexus, plaited
the myenteric plexus, a group of autonomic nerve fibers and ganglia located in the muscle tissue of the intestinal tract.

Auerbach's plexus

a network of nerve fibres and ganglia in the gut musculature, bringing about PERISTALSIS when stimulated by pressure of food in the gut.