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Enteric Nervous System MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Enteric Nervous System
Tree Number(s)
A08.800.050.150
Unique ID
D017615
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017615
Annotation
a major division of the autonomic nerv syst
Scope Note
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)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/18
Revision Date
1995/06/08
Enteric Nervous System Preferred
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