muscular coat


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muscular layer

[TA]
the muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.
Synonym(s): tunica muscularis [TA], muscular coat

mus·cu·lar coat

(mŭs'kyū-lăr kōt)
The muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.
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Immediately following meals, the gastroileal reflex relaxes the ileal sphincter, a thickened muscular coat contained within the wall of the ileum, which normally remains mildly constricted.
One group of pacemaker cells lies along the inner surface of the muscular coat and generates electrical activity at a rate of 6 events per minute.

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