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Definition 1: originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for parasympathetic nervous system in the sense of this definition

(parasympathetic nervous system is a kind of ...) the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells

(... is part of parasympathetic nervous system) the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands

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