parasympathetic nervous system definition

  • noun:
    • The part of the autonomic nervous system originating in the brain stem and the reduced an element of the back that, as a whole, inhibits or opposes the physiological results of the sympathetic nervous system, as with maintaining stimulate digestive secretions, slow the heart, constrict the pupils, and dilate blood vessels.
    • among divisions of this autonomic neurological system, based between your mind together with spinal cord, that slows the heart and relaxes muscle tissue.
    • originates in brain stem and reduced an element of the back; opposes physiological results of the sympathetic nervous system: promotes digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates arteries

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