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Autonomic nervous system

Descriptions of Autonomic nervous system

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.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Autonomic nervous system

Autonomic nervous system: System of unconscious nervous control of the body.

Condition count: 6 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: sympathetic nervous system (1), parasympathetic nervous system

Organ types: Nervous system (5)

Main condition: Autonomic nerve disorders

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Autonomic nervous system: Related Topics

Diseases List for Autonomic nervous system:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Autonomic nervous system' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:







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