myenteric (nerve) plexus

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my·en·ter·ic (nerve) plex·us

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a plexus of unmyelinated fibers and postganglionic autonomic cell bodies lying in the muscular coat of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines; it communicates with the subserous and submucous plexuses, all subdivisions of the enteric plexus.
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The myenteric nerve plexus is present between muscle layers.
A second layer of smooth muscle lies lengthwise, and between these two layers is the myenteric nerve plexus. Finally, the gut is surrounded by the tough connective tissue of the serosa and peritoneum.
The myenteric nerve plexus is located between the muscle layers.