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Vocabulary Term Details

Autonomic nervous system

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomic_nervous_system)

The autonomic nervous system is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system, functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions.[1] The ANS affects heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, micturition (urination), and sexual arousal. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Nervous system
Parasympathetic system
Sympathetic system
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This term is used for the following terms: 
ANS
Visceral nervous system

Approved Date
03-Apr-2013

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