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Unformatted text preview: foregut Lesser Splanchnic nerves (T10-T11) MIDGUT o fibres synapse with the superior mesenteric plexus o modulates enteric nervous system of midgut Lumbar Splanchnic nerves (T12-L2) o innervate smooth muscle and glands of the pelvic viscera and the hindgut Enteric nervous system controlled by myenteric plexus (Auerbachs) = both parasympathetic and sympathetic. (Submucosal) Meissners plexus is parasympathetic ONLY. 4 functions of the peritoneum (two layered structure which includes a serous membrane that forms the lining of the abdominal cavity) lubricates and allows movement for viscera secretes fluid containing leucocytes and antibodies which resists infection pathway for neurovascular bundles Also folds to: suspends the viscera (mesenteries) and attaches viscera to the body wall (ligaments) storage of fat e.g. greater and lesser omenta...
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