enteric nervous system

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A complex of neurones within the gut wall (the myenteric and submucosal plexuses) that regulates control of gut motility, fluid, and electrolyte transport and control of intestinal blood flow. Together with the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems it forms the autonomic nervous system. Influenced by the autonomic nervous system, but can perform many functions independently.

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