submucosal plexus


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sub·mu·co·sal plex·us

(sŭb'myū-kō'săl plek'sŭs)
A gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers, derived chiefly from the superior mesenteric plexus, ramifying in the intestinal submucosa.

submucosal plexus

The division of the enteric plexus found in the submucosal layer of the walls of the gastrointestinal tract. The most superficial (closest to the lumen) layer of the submucosal plexus is also called the Meissner plexus.
Synonym: submucous plexus See: Meissner plexus
See also: plexus

Meissner,

Georg, German anatomist and physiologist, 1829-1905.
Meissner corpuscle - Synonym(s): tactile corpuscle
Meissner ganglion
Meissner plexus - a gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers. Synonym(s): submucosal plexus

Remak,

Robert, Polish-German anatomist and histologist, 1815-1865.
Remak band
Remak fibers - nerve fibers lacking a myelin sheath but, in common with others, enveloped by a sheath of Schwann cells. Synonym(s): unmyelinated fibers
Remak ganglia - (1) groups of nerve cells in the wall of the venous sinus where it joins the right atrium of the heart; - (2) autonomic ganglia in nerves of the stomach.
Remak nuclear division - direct division of the nucleus and cell, without the changes in the nucleus that occur in the ordinary process of cell reproduction. Synonym(s): amitosis
Remak plexus - a gangliated plexus of unmyelinated nerve fibers, derived chiefly from the superior mesenteric plexus, ramifying in the intestinal submucosa. Synonym(s): submucosal plexus