esophageal nervous plexus

e·soph·a·ge·al ner·vous plex·us

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl nĕrv'ŭs pleks'ŭs)
One of two nervous plexuses, posterior and anterior, on the walls of the esophagus; the first is formed by branches from the right vagus and left recurrent, the second by the anastomosing trunks of the vagus after leaving the pulmonary plexuses; branches supply the mucous and muscular coats of the esophagus.
Synonym(s): plexus gulae, plexus nervosus esophageus.
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