autonomic nervous system

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  • noun

Synonyms for autonomic nervous system

the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands

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8) Thermoregulation is the priority of this autonomic function.
The current study demonstrates the procedure's effect on autonomic function, offering an explanation for why patients may see symptom improvement with venous ballooning even though separate studies have failed to show a relationship between venous obstruction and Multiple Sclerosis.
Possible biologic pathways for this association include alterations in cardiac autonomic function, the release of circulating prooxidative and proinflammatory mediators from the lungs into the systemic circulation after particle inhalation, and translocation of ultrafine particles and soluble constituents of particles into the systemic circulation (Brook 2008).
To improve the evaluation of autonomic function in individuals with SCI and in the future assess the effects of therapeutic interventions, the ASIA and International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) established a committee to develop a set of definitions and classifications for disorders of autonomic function in SCI.
BACKGROUND: Altered heart rate variability (HRV), a marker of poor cardiac autonomic function, has been associated with sudden cardiac death and heart failure.
A longitudinal design would provide for better adjustment of within-subject variation in the observed associations and allow examination of differences in baseline autonomic function over time.
For adults, three potential mechanisms have been put forward for the PM effect: an inflammatory response that alters blood coagulation, an allergic immune response, and an alteration in cardiac autonomic function resulting in the reduction of heart rate variability (Donaldson et al.
Although the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms remain unclear, it has been hypothesized that altered autonomic function and pulmonary/systemic inflammation may play a role.
The study, the results of which were just published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Volume 3, Number 1, found HRV to be the most reliable and available indicator of autonomic function.
Recent studies have revealed that particulate air pollution exposure is associated with indicators of autonomic function including heart rate, blood pressure, and heart rate variability.
5 [micro]m and cardiac autonomic function in a group of boilermakers exposed to fuel-oil ash and metal fumes (31) revealed decreased variability in heart rate after occupational exposure, indicating autonomic dysfunction.
5] and cardiac autonomic function based on standard heart rate variability (HRV) measures in an epidemiologic study of boilermakers.