Enteric nervous system

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is a general term that refers to the vast network of neurons that supply the gastrointestinal system. It is part of the autonomic nervous system and allows the gastrointestinal system to act independently from the brain and spinal cord.

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rID: 77883
Section: Anatomy
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Enteric nervous systems
  • ENS

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