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sympathetic nervous system

n.
The part of the autonomic nervous system originating in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord that in general inhibits or opposes the physiological effects of the parasympathetic nervous system, as in tending to reduce digestive secretions, speed up the heart, and contract blood vessels.
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sym·pa·thet·ic nervous system

(sĭm′pə-thĕt′ĭk)
The part of the autonomic nervous system that tends to act in opposition to the parasympathetic nervous system, as by speeding up the heart and contracting the blood vessels. It also regulates the function of glands, particularly the sweat glands. The sympathetic nervous system is activated especially under conditions of stress.
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sympathetic nervous system

The part of the autonomic nervous system that prepares the body to cope with stress.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sympathetic nervous system - originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cordsympathetic 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
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
splanchnic nerve - any of several nerves of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system that innervate viscera and blood vessels
abdominal nerve plexus, coeliac plexus, plexus celiacus, solar plexus - a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach
alpha receptor, alpha-adrenergic receptor, alpha-adrenoceptor - receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)
beta receptor, beta-adrenergic receptor, beta-adrenoceptor - receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)
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Translations
sympatická nervová soustava
sympatiske nervesystem
sympaattinen hermosto
système nerveux orthosympathique
המערכת הסימפתטית
交感神経系
simpatinė nervų sistema
orthosympatisch zenuwstelsel
układ współczulny
sistema nervoso simpático
sympatiska nervsystemet

sym·pa·thet·ic ner·vous sys·tem

n. sistema nervioso simpático, abastecedor de los músculos involuntarios, formado por nervios motores y sensoriales.
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The same can be said for Britain's traffic-stopping Extinction Rebellion protests, which were met by a surprisingly sympathetic response from the public.
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In the wake of last Friday's terror attack on two mosques which killed 50 people, the actions of Ardern in swiftly moving to ban semi-automatic guns as well as her sympathetic response to the Muslim community has garnered worldwide attention.
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Failing to adequately differentiate PSH from seizure activity in medically complex children may lead to improper treatment and prolonged hospitalization from increased intracranial pressure, dehydration secondary to diaphoresis, cardiac dysrhythmias, and secondary brain injury from prolonged sympathetic response (Rabinstein & Benarroch, 2008).
YESTERDAY'S splash story about men who are the hidden victims of domestic abuse got a universally sympathetic response online yesterday.
Blood and urine results were negative for by-products of sympathetic response, including vanillylmandelic acid and hydroxymandelic acid.
Trump's sympathetic response Saturday fits a pattern in which he has defended other men accused of harassment or abuse while casting doubt on accusers.
A lot of experts don't like pressure switches on handguns because squeezing them can trigger a sympathetic response in your trigger finger.
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