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Definitions and Synonyms of sympathetic nervous system | Another word for sympathetic nervous system | What is sympathetic nervous system?

Definition 1: originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels - [noun denoting body]

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

(sympathetic nervous system is a part of ...) any of several nerves of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system that innervate viscera and blood vessels

(sympathetic nervous system is a part of ...) a large plexus of sympathetic nerves in the abdomen behind the stomach

(sympathetic nervous system is a part of ...) receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles)

(sympathetic nervous system is a part of ...) receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasodilation and increased heart beat)

(... is part of sympathetic 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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