autonomic nervous system

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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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and several New York colleagues overview the core principles behind the organization and functions of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, and signs of selected clinical disorders (Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia but surprisingly, not epilepsy).
These neurobehavioral tests include computerized examination of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and use of a "vibrotactile threshold" as a measure of large myelinated nerve fiber function.
It is often called a "lie detector," since its main use is based on the idea that prevaricators will be nervous and the corresponding changes in their autonomic nervous systems will be detected.
These dogs have a problem with their autonomic nervous systems, Moise says.
While it is good to feel the nibble or the take or see the strike, and it is wonderful to set the hook, these serve only to trigger our autonomic nervous systems into the same state of high arousal as our prey's.
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