A branch of the autonomic system, responsible for "rest and digest" functions.
Part of the involuntary nervous system, the other part is called the sympathetic and together these are considered to be the autonomous nervous system.
A branch of the autonomic nervous system. This system serves as a counterbalance for the sympathetic nerves. Therefore, it causes the heart rate to slow down, lower the blood pressure, constrict eye pupils, and increase digestion.
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
of or relating to the parasympathetic nervous system
The involuntary component of the nervous system. Also called the autonomous nervous system.
adjective, Greek para = beside, syn = with, and pathos = feeling; hence, the division of the autonomic nervous system complementary to the sympathetic system.
The division of the autonomic nervous system that originates from the cranial nerves and the sacral segments of the spinal cord
A part of the autonomic nervous system. Parasympathetic (cholinergic) activity causes contraction of the bladder and assists in the voiding process. Emptying of the bladder is primarily a parasympathetic activity.
The cranial and sacral divisions of the ANS.
Pertaining to a division of the autonomic (independent - self governing) nervous system. These nerves cannot be controlled at will
Craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system that functions to conserve energy, build up reserves and restore the resting state of the body.
Division of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. Parasympathetic nerves control functions of digestion, heart and lung activity, constriction of eye pupils and many other normal functions of the body.
literally means around (para) the sympathetic; refers to the parasympathetic nervous system, a division of the autonomic nervous system; responsible for the regulation of body systems.
A division of the autonomic nervous system which control functions of the heart and lung activity, digestion, constriction of eye pupils and many more functions of the body.
Usually Parasympathetic nervous system: Portion of the autonomic nervous system that is generally associated with increasing digestion and intestinal muscle activity; decreasing blood circulation and respiration.