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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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The class of drugs with the highest rate of adverse effects was anti-infective agents (66.2 per 10,000 person-months); followed by central nervous system drugs such as antidepressants, anxiolytics, and antimigraine medicine (18.1 per 10,000); cardiovascular drugs (15.9 per 10,000); hormonal agents (12.7); autonomic drugs including albuterol and terbutaline (8.4); gastrointestinal drugs (6.1); ear, nose, and throat medications (2.8); and "other" agents such as antihistamines, blood thinners, and antineoplastics (1.3).
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