autonomic nervous system


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

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It is well known that autonomic nervous system regulates the visceral functions such as heart rate (HR), intestinal motility, urination, sexual activity, and many other visceral functions.
While all this is well known to any first- or second-year medical student, by the time most of us graduate and move on to our clinical work, we do not consider the functions of the autonomic nervous system on a day-to-day basis.
2006) Activity of autonomic nervous system is related to body weight in pre-menopausal, but not in post-menopausal women.
Autonomic nervous system dynamics have been implicated in a wide range of cardiac and non-cardiac disorders5.
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.
Autonomic nervous system activity and the state and development of obesity in Japanese school children.
The autonomic nervous system is always functioning, and most of the time a balance is achieved between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions regarding their influence on bodily functions.
is implanted through a small incision in the upper gum to a position behind the nose, where it delivers low-level electrical charges directly to a part of the autonomic nervous system often involved in severe headaches.
HRV is influenced by sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, which may be considered the accelerator and brakes, respectively, of the autonomic nervous system.
A resting heart rate - the number of heart beats per minute - is determined by a person's level of physical fitness, circulating hormones, and the autonomic nervous system.
2) Autonomic nervous system plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure (BP) and a large proportion of patients with hypertension are found to have increased sympathetic and decreased vagal activity.
The autonomic nervous system acts as an involuntary control system for functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, respiratory rate and perspiration.
The persistent fatigue that plagues one out of every three breast cancer survivors may be caused by one part of the autonomic nervous system running in overdrive, while the other part fails to slow it down.
While previous research indicated the autonomic nervous system becomes infected by the disease after the central nervous system, the new study found that the autonomic nervous system can show signs of infection prior to the central nervous system.
26, 2011 online edition of the Journal of Neuroscience that the cells necessary for a light-induced arousal response are located in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain responsible for, among other things, control of the autonomic nervous system, body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and sleep.