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Autonomic Nervous System (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages ...Read more


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Can geodon (ziprasidone) and celexa together change heart rate controlled by the autonomic nervous system? Feel heart rate elevated during withdrawal from both

Can geodon (ziprasidone) and celexa together change heart rate controlled by the autonomic nervous system? Feel heart rate elevated during withdrawal from both

Yes: Geodon (ziprasidone) has been associated with a prolonged qt interval on ekg tests as well as doses of Celexa 40 mg a day and above. Both meds could together could potentially cause the risk for developing arrhythmias to increase. If you have stopped both meds recently, then you may experience some changes in the electrical conductivity in your heart which could be perceived as an elevated heart rate. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

A broad topic: The autonomic nervous system controlls body functions that occur automatically. This includes heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and sweating among others. Autonomic disorder can be many and varied. An example would be failure of the blood pressure to increase when stading from a lying position causing dizziness or fainting. Another may be a fast resting heart rate. Talk to your doctor for more. ...Read more

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Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system?

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Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system?

Autonomic nervous sy: Dysfunction affects the motor innervation of smooth muscles, heart muscle & gland cells. It can affect the sympathetic or the parasympathetic components, or both. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autonomic nervous system?

Involuntary function: The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages “rest and digest” functions. ...Read more

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What happens when your autonomic nervous system isn't functioning properly? What are the symptoms?

What happens when your autonomic  nervous system isn't functioning properly? What are the symptoms?

Read : Autonomic failure is a disorder of noradrenergic neurotransmission in which postganglionic sympathetic neurons do not release norepinephrine appropriately. Subnormal norepinephrine release results in impaired vasoconstriction and reduced intrathoracic vascular volume, both of which contribute to orthostatic hypotension. The absence of an appropriate reflex-induced increase in heart rate as the blo. ...Read more

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Could being given unnecessary thyroid hormones cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction? Or similar symptoms?

Unnecessary: Are you certain that your thyroid hormones are unnecessary? If so, please check one more time with your doctor to confirm that your thyroid is OK. If so, regarding autonomic nervous system dysfunction I strongly recommend you make an appointment to see a Psychologist. More often than not the Psychologist can help you control your concerns. Occasionally the Psychologist will refer you to Neurology. ...Read more

Autonomic (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system (ans or visceral nervous system or involuntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions, such as heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more