autonomic nervous system


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Related to autonomic nervous system: sympathetic nervous system
  • 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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BioControl Medical makes implantable devices for the treatment of autonomic disorders, conditions whereby the autonomic nervous system ceases to function properly, resulting in a disruption to the control of involuntary body processes.
The autonomic nervous system has two main parts--the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.
During this decade the pathomechanisms by which central nervous system (CNS) modulates changes in autonomic nervous system (ANS) in various mental disorders as well the potential links between cognitive and emotional processes and changes in ANS have drawn increasing interest (3,4).
Cases where the autonomic nervous system is not working properly, particularly in the case of low blood pressure, or hypotension, are also frequently found in people who have symptoms of fatigue.
Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System, Second Edition is a valuable resource for individuals working in the neuroscience arena.
Postprandial hypotension mostly occurs in patients with hypertension or impaired autonomic nervous system function caused by diabetes, Parkinson's disease, or other disorders.
Pain frequency, intensity, and autonomic nervous system functioning were compared before and after an average of six biofeedback sessions.
As a result, our autonomic nervous system slows our digestion, reduces secretions of gastric juices and enzymes, and our food does not digest as it should.
It also measures the autonomic nervous system (system that controls bodily functions such as the heartbeat) with infrared thermography (temperature readings).
Subsequently, such care helps not only alleviate backache but also balance the autonomic nervous system and regulate the gastrointestinal functions.
3) Beta blockers prevent the flow of adrenalin to the beta-receptor sites in the autonomic nervous system.
In contrast, patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS display a psychiatric profile consistent with overactivity of the limbic system of the brain (excessive worry and depression) including the hypothalamus where initiation of the autonomic nervous system takes place.
The autonomic nervous system innervates involuntary muscles such as smooth muscles of various internal organs, cardiac muscle, and exocrine and endocrine glands.