parasympathetic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, regarding, or affecting the parasympathetic nervous system: parasympathetic task; parasympathetic agents.
    • Of or regarding the an element of the autonomic nervous system that prevents or opposes the results of the sympathetic neurological system.
    • of or regarding the parasympathetic nervous system
  • noun:
    • The parasympathetic nervous system.
    • some of the nerves of the system.
    • originates into the mind stem and lower area of the spinal cord; opposes physiological aftereffects of the sympathetic neurological system: promotes digestive secretions; slows the center; constricts the pupils; dilates arteries

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