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What is the difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system?

Is this a school: assignment? Here is a great explanation: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/auto.html ...Read more

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What is the difference between the sympathetic, parasympathetic and peripheral nervous sytems?

What is the difference between the sympathetic, parasympathetic and peripheral nervous sytems?

Need more characters: We are limited to 400 characters in our reply, wouldn't be enough to explain this. They overlap in ways so they aren't completely separate. Sympathetic counteracts the parasympathetic and the central nerves and the peripheral nerves make up the total anatomic nervous system. The Sym/Parasym nerves are more the functional part of the nerves. ...Read more

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Was wondering what are the differences between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system?

Was wondering what are the differences between parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system?

Simple explanation: Sympathetic= fight or flight Para= Rest and digest One is the Gas pedal if you will The other would be the bodies brakes. Hope that helps ! ...Read more

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Would activation of the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system lead to hunger?

Would activation of the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system lead to hunger?

A PairofSympathetics: The answer could be made VERY complicated but, just to sort-of give an overall picture: if you are jagged-up by the sympathetic system, you won't have much of an appetite unless you're a shark on the make (well, a shark is a Chondrichthyte so technically doesn't have a sympathetic nervous system....whatever...), but if you are calmed down parasympathetically your juices will flow, ready to eat. ...Read more

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How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath.Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more

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What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed

What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed

Sorry, you lost me: Your autonomic system doesn't just sit there. Its activity constantly changes from moment to moment. Please repost & explain what you think you mean by "way out of whack." Also, unfortunately, "horrid reaction to sudafed" is useless as pt history. Finally, please explain why you imagine that your sympathetic nervous system needs reduction & your parasympathetic increasing. Why not the opposite? ...Read more

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What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?

What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?

Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting functioning, sleep or affecting body such sa crampos, mucle tichness, shaking, intestinal problems- you may need an ssri that increases serotin. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?

What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?

Exam and f/u recom: Check w/ your doctor for an exam & tests if needed. Diff causes and types of tremors. Some are benign tremors can increase with stress. Many tremors are related to a neurologic response. Thyroid disease, some drug exposures/withdrwl can result in tremor like sxs. Oder patients, Parkinson's along with other conditions. Muscle twitch & shaking may seem like tremors, may occur when not a neuro tremo ...Read more

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