HyperDic: autonomic_nervous_system

English > 1 sense of the expression autonomic nervous system:
NOUNbodyautonomic nervous system, ANSthe part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
English > autonomic nervous system: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands.
SynonymANS
Part ofnervous system, systema nervosumThe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
Partsautonomic ganglionAny of the ganglia of the autonomic system whose unmyelinated fibers innervate the internal organs
parasympathetic nervous system, parasympatheticoriginates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord
sympathetic nervous systemoriginates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Spanishsistema nervioso autónomo
Catalansistema nerviós autònom, SNA

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