autonomic nervous system


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autonomic nervous system

n.
The part of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, and glands, and that is divided into the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.

autonomic nervous system

n
(Physiology) the section of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls the involuntary actions of the smooth muscles, heart, and glands. It has two divisions: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. Compare somatic nervous system

au′tonom′ic nerv′ous sys`tem


n.
the system of nerves and ganglia that innervates the blood vessels, heart, smooth muscles, viscera, and glands and controls their involuntary functions and consists of sympathetic and parasympathetic portions.
[1895–1900]

au·to·nom·ic nervous system

(ô′tə-nŏm′ĭk)
The part of the nervous system of a vertebrate animal that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, or glands. It is divided into two parts, the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.

autonomic nervous system

Part of the peripheral nervous system not under conscious control. It operates smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and glands. See parasympathetic nervous system; sympathetic nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autonomic nervous system - the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glandsautonomic nervous system - the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
autonomic ganglion - any of the ganglia of the autonomic system whose unmyelinated fibers innervate the internal organs
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
sympathetic nervous system - originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels
parasympathetic, parasympathetic nervous system - originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels
Translations
vegetativní nervová soustava
autonominen hermosto

autonomic nervous system

n (Med) → sistema m neurovegetativo
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