A Second Brain?

From: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199604253341707

The enteric nervous system is a collection of neurons in the gastrointestinal tract that constitutes the “brain of the gut” and can function independently of the central nervous system.  This system controls the motility, exocrine, and endocrine secretions, and microcirculation of the gastrointestinal tract ; it is also involved in regulating immune and inflammatory responses. In the past decade, major advances in the understanding of the enteric nervous system have led to a greater appreciation of its importance in clinical medicine.

Maybe my second brain just wants more attention?

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