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Meaning & Definition of Parasympathetic in English

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Parasympathetic

/pɛrəsɪmpəθɛtɪk/

noun

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
    synonym:
  • parasympathetic nervous system
  • ,
  • parasympathetic

adjective

1. Of or relating to the parasympathetic nervous system

    synonym:
  • parasympathetic