a) The enteric nervous system consists of sheaths of neurons embedded into the walls of the alimentary canal.
b) It consists of around 100 million nerves which is more than either CNS or PNS.
c) The highly developed enteric nervous systems function efficiently by stimulating and coordinating all the steps of the digestion process.
d) Not only this, it is equipped with its own senses and reflexes which enables it to often function independent of the brain.
e) Since the gut consists of such a vast network of nerves and circuits, it is often regarded as the second brain of the gut.
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