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par·a·sym·pa·thet·ic

 (păr′ə-sĭm′pə-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affecting the parasympathetic nervous system: parasympathetic activity; parasympathetic agents.
n.
1. The parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Any of the nerves of this system.

par′a·sym′pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

parasympathetic

(ˌpærəˌsɪmpəˈθɛtɪk)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy physiol of or relating to the division of the autonomic nervous system that acts in opposition to the sympathetic system by slowing the heartbeat, constricting the bronchi of the lungs, stimulating the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, etc. Compare sympathetic4
2. (Physiology) anatomy physiol of or relating to the division of the autonomic nervous system that acts in opposition to the sympathetic system by slowing the heartbeat, constricting the bronchi of the lungs, stimulating the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, etc. Compare sympathetic4

par•a•sym•pa•thet•ic

(ˌpær əˌsɪm pəˈθɛt ɪk)

adj.
pertaining to that part of the autonomic nervous system consisting of nerves and ganglia that arise from the cranial and sacral regions and generally function in regulatory opposition to the sympathetic system, as in slowing heartbeat or contracting the pupil of the eye.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parasympathetic - 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
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
ANS, autonomic nervous system - the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
Adj.1.parasympathetic - of or relating to the parasympathetic nervous system
Translations

par·a·sym·pa·thet·ic

a. parasimpático, rel. a una de las dos ramas del sistema nervioso autónomo;
___ nervous systemsistema nervioso autónomo.

parasympathetic

adj parasimpático