Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Autonomic

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_333

Definition

Pertaining to the part of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, and glands. This is divided into the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.

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