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Related to myenteric: myenteric plexus, myenteric reflex

my·en·ter·ic

(mī'en-ter'ik),
Relating to the myenteron.

my·en·ter·ic

(mī'en-ter'ik)
Relating to the myenteron.

myenteron

(mī-en′tĕr-on″)
The smooth muscle layer of the intestine.
myenteric (mī″ĕn-ter′ik), adjective

myenteric

pertaining to the myenteron.

absent myenteric ganglia
congenital defect associated with colonic atresia.
myenteric ganglionitis
lesion of unspecified origin in horses, probably inflammatory; causes malfunction of intestinal movement, ingesta and fluid accumulation and colic.
myenteric plexus
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Stimulant laxatives: Bisacodyl, senna and dantron all act by stimulating the myenteric nerve plexus of the gut, and possibly by direct action on the smooth muscle.
The area of the soma, cytoplasm, and the nucleus of 300 neurons of the myenteric plexus of the terminal ileum and the descending colon (uniformly distributed all over the intestinal circumference) of the animals from each group was measured with the software Image Motic Plus, version 2.
The role of the myenteric plexus in the Schistosoma-induced alterations of GI motility remains an enigma.
They have been found in the peripheral nervous system such as myenteric and submucosal neurons (Glatzle et al.
In previous studies, neuronal NOS (nNOS) has been identified in enteric nerve terminals and concentrated in the longitudinal muscle layer with attached myenteric plexus (Huber et al.
Some chemotherapeutic agents also damage the myenteric plexus, leading to motility problems.
Virus antigen expression was found in neurons and satellite cells in the peripheral nervous system (submucosal and myenteric plexi, mesenteric ganglia) of the small intestine (online Appendix Figure 4, panel A, available from www.
17) Abnormalities of the colonic myenteric plexus in STC might be another explanation for the impaired response of the gallbladder to modified sham feeding.
4] receptors are known to facilitate ACh release at the myenteric neurons and nerve terminals of GI tracts, followed by producing the smooth muscle contractions (Chetty et al.
Within the small intestine and cecum, the strongest and most consistent immunolabeling involved the parasympathetic ganglia of the submucosal and myenteric plexi (Figure 1, panel D) with only the occasional scattered smooth muscle and vascular endothelial cell within the gut mucosa positive for viral antigen.
A significant proportion of studies have found degeneration of neurons in the myenteric plexus in severe idiopathic constipation (5,26) and in STC.
Hirschsprung disease (HD) is characterized histologically by the absence of autonomic ganglion cells in the myenteric and submucosal plexuses and by the presence of hypertrophied nerve trunks in the space normally occupied by the ganglion cells in the terminal bowel.