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esophageal (nerve) plexus

 

Definition: one of two nerve plexuses, posterior and anterior on the walls of the esophagus; the first is formed by branches from the right vagus and left recurrent, the second by the anastomosing trunks of the vagus after leaving the pulmonary plexuses; branches supply the mucous and muscular coats of the esophagus.

Synonym(s): plexus (nervosus) esophageusTA, plexus gulae

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