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Anatomy Term: enteric nervous system
XAO ID: 0005195
Synonyms: ENS, intrinsic nervous system
Definition: "The mesh-like system of enteric neurons that innervate the gastrointestinal tract, with neurons embedded in the lining of the gastrointestinal system, beginning at the esophagus and extending down to the cloaca. The ENS can and does operate independently of the brain and the spinal cord."
Stage Range: NF stage 15 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
neural crest NF stage 13 to NF stage 44
Develops Into:
Parent(s): neural crest


Parent(s): nervous system (is_a)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY