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1. Physiology
a. Of, relating to, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
b. Occurring involuntarily; automatic: an autonomic reflex.
2. Resulting from internal stimuli; spontaneous.

au′to·nom′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk) or


1. occurring involuntarily or spontaneously
2. (Physiology) of or relating to the autonomic nervous system
3. (Botany) Also: autonomous (of plant movements) occurring as a result of internal stimuli
ˌautoˈnomically adv


(ˌɔ təˈnɒm ɪk)

1. autonomous.
2. of, pertaining to, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
3. Biol. internally caused; spontaneous.
au`to•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.autonomic - relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous systemautonomic - relating to or controlled by the autonomic nervous system; "autonomic reflexes"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
involuntary - controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"


[ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk] adj (Med) → involontario/a


a. autonómico-a, autónomo-a, que funciona independientemente;
___ division of nervous systemdivisión ___ del sistema nervioso;
___ dysreflexiadisrreflexia ___;
___ hypereflexiahiperreflexia ___;
___ imbalancedesequilibrio ___;
___ nervous systemsistema nervioso ___;
___ neurogenic bladdervejiga neurogénica ___;
___ plexusplexo ___;
___ seizureconvulsión ___;
___ visceral motor nucleinúcleos viscerales motores autonómicos.
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It is believed that blockade of this receptor would prevent activation of airway sensory nerves and the autonomic reflex arc and would thus prevent the heightened response to aconitine by severing the outgoing signal that connects the autonomic nervous system to the heart.
Thus, based on these data, we assumed that exposure to wDE would not only cause immediate exposure-related physiological changes (not measured) but also sensitize the airway autonomic reflex arc (Figure 4), resulting in autonomic imbalance and increased sensitivity to developing arrhythmia.

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