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Enteric Nervous System

Enteric Nervous System The digestive system’s enteric nervous system is by far the largest neural network outside of the CNS and contains more neurons than the spinal column. The variety of neurotransmitters is similar to that in the CNS. The complexity with which these transmitters interact is fascinating and intricate. This system provides the local “hard wiring” for all local gut reflexes, most notably peristalsis. Local responses are modulated by input from the other regulatory systems…

The Brain in Your Gut: The digestive system possesses its own localized nervous system, referred to as the enteric nervous system. It’s the “mini-brain” located in your gut. In this mini-nervous system, neurotransmitters are released, which can relay, amplify and modulate different signals between cells of the body.

Ever wonder what controls your appetite and makes you hungry? Why some foods look more appealing than others? Why you're always hungry for dessert? Or why you might open the fridge full of food, then stand there and say, "We have nothing good to eat!"? We're driven by a complex play of chemicals that orchestrate food intake, desire, and food associations.

Autonomic Nervous System: What It Is, Function & Disorders

Your autonomic nervous system is a network of nerves that handle unconscious tasks like heartbeat and breathing. It’s a key part of your body’s survival processes.

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