Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Dictionary » Enteric nervous system
 

Enteric nervous system

Introduction: Enteric nervous system

Description of Enteric nervous system

Enteric nervous system: two ganglionated neural plexuses in the gut wall which form one of the three major divisions of the autonomic nervous system; the enteric nervous system innervates the gastrointestinal tract, the pancreas, and the gallbladder; it contains sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons, thus the circuitry can autonomously sense the tension and the chemical environment in the gut and regulate blood vessel tone, motility, secretions, and fluid transport; the system is itself governed by the central nervous system and receives both parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation.
Source: CRISP

Enteric nervous system: Two ganglionated neural plexuses in the gut wall which form one of the three major divisions of the autonomic nervous system. The enteric nervous system innervates the gastrointestinal tract, the pancreas, and the gallbladder. It contains sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons. Thus the circuitry can autonomously sense the tension and the chemical environment in the gut and regulate blood vessel tone, motility, secretions, and fluid transport. The system is itself governed by the central nervous system and receives both parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. (From Kandel, Schwartz, and Jessel, Principles of Neural Science, 3d ed, p766).
Source: MeSH 2007

Enteric nervous system: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Enteric nervous system:

Terms associated with Enteric nervous system:

More specific terms for Enteric nervous system:

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Enteric nervous system

Source - CRISP

The description of Enteric nervous system may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Interesting Medical Articles:

Medical dictionaries:

More Medical Dictionary Topics

  • Velocity (v)
  • Velocity coefficient
  • Velocity constants (k)
  • Velofacial hypoplasia
  • Velofacioskeletal syndrome
  • Velogenic
  • Velopharyngeal
  • Velopharyngeal closure
  • Velopharyngeal incompetence
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency

    Find out more

    Search to find out more about Enteric nervous system:

      
      
    powered by
    Google
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise