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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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"
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[ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk] adj (Med) → involontario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


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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I have difficulty using FES [functional electrical stimulation] and those kinds of things with autonomic dysreflexia. So trying to develop ways to get lung power, and I also wanted to play music.
Autonomic dysreflexia is a potentially life-threatening emergency status in patients with spinal cord injury involving the level of T6-T8 or above.
This edition has new chapters on neurological assessment of spinal injury, clearing the cervical spine, management of concurrent traumatic brain injury and spinal injury, blood pressure and oxygen management, temperature management, fluids and osmotherapy, pharmacology, autonomic dysreflexia, infection after spinal cord injury, and emerging therapies, and it expands content on critical care and updates guideline recommendations.
Moreover, aside from the cost associated with repeated UDS, potential risks inherent to the test itself, such as autonomic dysreflexia and severe hypertension, urinary tract infection, hematuria, pain or muscular weakness, should also be taken into consideration.
Autonomic dysreflexia, a medical emergency that must be recognized immediately, is a distinct type of autonomic dysfunction seen in patients with spinal cord injury at or above the T6 level.
Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a disease that commonly occurs in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), especially in the cervical and upper thoracic level above T6 [1, 2].
Fausel and Paski reported a case of autonomic dysreflexia in a patient that led to a seizure following a colonoscopy [3].
These include orthostatic hypotension, autonomic dysreflexia (a medical emergency), pressure ulcers, hypercalciurea, infections) and cancer5-9.
Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) can be a life-threatening complication of spinal cord injury (SCI), and management is largely supportive with removal of underlying noxious stimuli.
This includes, but is not limited to, anatomy and physiology, bladder, bowel and skin management, autonomic dysreflexia and sexuality rehabilitation.
Participants with preexisting medical conditions (uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled hyperglycemia or a hemoglobin A1C level greater than 7.0, chronic arterial diseases, recent deep vein thrombosis, uncontrolled autonomic dysreflexia, severe spasticity, fractures or history of fractures, pressure ulcers greater than grade II, documented osteoporosis, uncompensated hypothyroidism, renal disease, or pregnancy) were excluded from the study.

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