parasympathetic nervous system

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originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord

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Haley and his colleagues used a technique that monitored changes in approximately 100,000 heartbeats over 24 hours and measures changes in high-frequency heart rate variability, a function solely regulated by the parasympathetic nervous system.
Normally, Hull says, elevated blood pressure prompts the brain to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and thus to lower the heart rate.
In the absence of heart failure pathology, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work together to tightly regulate appropriate cardiovascular function in response to stresses encountered during normal activities of daily living.
The parasympathetic nervous system can be reset to some degree with rhythmic deep breathing exercises.
The parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system of a dog work in exactly the same way as a human," Mahny Djahanguiri (http://metro.
The vagus nerve regulates the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system as a counterbalance, or brake, on the sympathetic nervous system, through communication with the heart.
Damage to the parasympathetic nervous system may account for nearly half of the typical symptoms-including gallbladder disease, unrefreshing sleep, depression, joint pain, chronic diarrhea, and sexual dysfunction-that afflict those with Gulf War syndrome, according to a study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Frequency-domain analysis of the continuously recorded electrocardiogram (EKG) indicated that response of the parasympathetic nervous system was blunted during recovery from exercise immediately after exposure to ultrafine particles, compared with air.
CardioFit was developed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system directly to reduce stress on the heart, thereby alleviating HF symptoms and reversing HF deterioration.
Aspirin and statin drugs also stimulate the production of ACH and NO, two of the principal mediators of the parasympathetic nervous system (until they cause a rebound decrease in these substances, which then makes the parasympathetic activity even worse).
Benefits: Engages the parasympathetic nervous system, encourages deep calm.
All The other branch, the parasympathetic nervous system, works in the opposite way, helping the body to relax.
The findings could explain why obese people are prone to asthma and suggest that body weight-associated asthma may be relieved with medications that inhibit signaling through the parasympathetic nervous system, which mediates leptin function.
The autonomic nervous system itself has two subdivisions called the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
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