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Autonomic nervous system: the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
Source: WordNet 2.1
Autonomic nervous system : those neurons which regulate the contraction of smooth and cardiac muscle and the secretion of glands, by way of the general visceral efferent component of cranial and spinal nerves; contains two divisions, parasympathetic and sympathetic which provide double innervation to most organs by way of a two-neuron chain, the first neuron has its cell of origin in the brain or spinal cord and the second in an autonomic ganglion.
Autonomic nervous system: System of unconscious nervous control of the body.
Condition count: 6 ; see list below.
Organ types: Nervous system (5)
Main condition: Autonomic nerve disorders
Organs: list of all organs
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