ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND MICROBIOME

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ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND MICROBIOME

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ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM & MICROBIOMEName:Institution:Course:Date:Enteric Nervous System (ENS)ENS is one of the three divisions of the nervous system. It is composed of a network ofneurons that controls the functions of the gut. It is embedded in the lining of the gut, startingfrom the esophagus and extending to the anus. Neurons that makes the ENS are collected in twoganglia types: myenteric and submucosal also known as Auerbechs and Meissners respectively.Together, these ganglia carry out autonomic functions of the gut such as reflex coordination(Foster 86).MicrobiomeThis entails all the microscopic organisms that reside in various parts of our bodiesincluding the gut. They can be either single-celled or multi-celled and examples are algae,bacteria, fungi and viruses. They can be located anywhere in the body colonizing such areas asthe mouth, hair, skin and many mor

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