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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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When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

Pilo erectors: Goose bumps are caused by activation of the sympathetic nervous system which secretes Adrenalin (fight or flight reaction) which causes the tiny muscles to raise hair follicles temporarily. Cold temperatures can also do this. ...Read more

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I have an autonomic nervous system disorder, it is called pots my BP drops when i stand up and if i sit up to long can anyone help me i can't get help?

I have an autonomic nervous system disorder, it is called pots my BP drops when i stand up and if i sit up to long can anyone help me i can't get help?

POTS: You're lucky you don't have also have its cousin called pans--- cuz then, you'd have what most women dread to have to face everyday, pots &pans! lol anyways, this is an autonomic system problem which a neurologist can help you regulate. There are several options for medication to control the symptoms. ...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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Where is autonomic nervous system located? Is there cranial nerve which regulates dialation/constriction of the blood vessels?

Where is autonomic nervous system located? Is there cranial nerve which regulates dialation/constriction of the blood vessels?

Throughout the body: The autonomic system includes the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Sympathetic nerves exit the thoracic & lumbar cns, parasympathetic exit the cranial & sacral cns. They then go to organs throughout the body. College lecture on this: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=erlvvlqoaow. ...Read more

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Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Light meals: I think he is right. Try to eat light meals, lay down after your meals. Talk to your neurologist. Postprandial hypotension is not as common in young individuals, but in your case may have to do with your benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri. ...Read more

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What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

Several: Diabetes can affect both somatic and autonomic nerves, but dysautonomias are classics. Not unusual to see orthostatic hypotension in Parkinsonian plus syndromes. Some collagen vascular disorders such as lupus, or even Sjogren's can affect these. nerves. ...Read more

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Abnormal ........autonomic nervous system testing .what can the problem be ?

Autonomic nerve test: Abnormal autonomic nervous testing is most commonly due to peripheral neuropathy which has many different causes. Occasionally it may be caused by central nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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Will citalopram increase efficiency of autonomic nervous system? I have pots and feel rubbish without treatment

Will citalopram increase efficiency of autonomic nervous system? I have pots and feel rubbish without treatment

Yes: Citalopram an ssri can be extremely effective in re-regulating the autonomic nervous system and raising blood pressure. Some studies indicate that serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snris) such as venlafaxine (effexor) and duloxetine (cymbalta) are even more effective. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...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