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

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Dr. Justin ORourke
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Involuntary function

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.

In brief: Involuntary function

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.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Autonomic NS

Is part of peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, to control visceral functions.
It affects heart rate, respiratory rate, digestion, salivation, perspiration, pupils dilation, urination, & sexual arousal.

In brief: Autonomic NS

Is part of peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, to control visceral functions.
It affects heart rate, respiratory rate, digestion, salivation, perspiration, pupils dilation, urination, & sexual arousal.
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