Relating to the myenteron.

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my·en·ter·ic .mī-ən-'ter-ik adj of or relating to the muscular coat of the intestinal wall

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  • myenteric — adjective Of or pertaining to the myenteron …   Wiktionary

  • myenteric — adj. pertaining to the myenteron, pertaining to the muscular coat of the intestines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myenteric — my·en·ter·ic …   English syllables

  • myenteric — |mīən.|terik adjective Etymology: my + enteric : of or relating to the muscular coat of the intestinal wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • myenteric plexus of Auerbach — n MYENTERIC PLEXUS …   Medical dictionary

  • myenteric plexus — n a network of nerve fibers and ganglia between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers of the intestine called also Auerbach s plexus compare MEISSNER S PLEXUS * * * see Auerbach s plexus …   Medical dictionary

  • myenteric reflex — n a reflex that is responsible for the wave of peristalsis moving along the intestine and that involves contraction of the digestive tube above and relaxation below the place where it is stimulated by an accumulated mass of food * * * a reflex… …   Medical dictionary

  • myenteric plexus — Auerbach s plexus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myenteric reflex — a reflex action of the intestine in which a physical stimulus causes the intestine to contract above and relax below the point of stimulation …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • myenteric plexus —    Broadly, the several neuron masses, ganglia, and nerve fiber plexus that lie in the walls of the intestinal tract, particularly the small intestine. They monitor and stimulate local muscle and glandular functions as well as blood supply, with… …   Herbal-medical glossary

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