autonomic nervous system. The division of the nervous system that regulates involuntary functions; innervates endocrine glands, smooth muscle, and heart muscle; and initiates the physiological changes that are part of the expression of emotion. See sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
autonomic nervous system. A major component of the peripheral nervous system, which regulates the body's internal environment by stimulating glands and by maintaining internal organs such as the heart, gall bladder, and stomach. go to glossary index
autonomic nervous system. controls the activities of organs, glands, and various involuntary muscles.
Autonomic nervous system. Subdivision of the peripheral nervous system (part of the nervous system that lies outside of the spinal cord and brain). It is involved in 'automatic' activities that are not normally under conscious control, for example digestion, breathing, control of blood pressure. The autonomic nervous system can itself be divided into two â€“ the sympathetic nervous system, which is involved in preparing the body for physical activity, and the parasympathetic nervous system, which is involved in regulating the routine functions of the body.
the "automatic" or "subconscious" part of the nervous system that is not under conscious control and is responsible for controlling such automatic functions as heart rate, breathing, etc. The ANS is divided into two subdivisions, the sympathetic nervous system or SNS stimulates the body for action, and the parasympathetic nervous system or PNS slow down most bodily functions.
Autonomic Nervous System. The nervous system responsible for regulating automatic bodily processes, such as breathing, heart rate, intestinal, urinary, and sexual functions. ANS is controlled by the hypothalamus.
Autonomic nervous system. The motor division of the peripheral nervous system that supplies nerve fibers to smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and glands
Airborne navigation system; also: automatic navigation system
Autonomic nervous system. has a central and peripheral component and is concerned with the innervation of internal and glandular organs. It is made up of the sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems
This was the system built to work in conjunction with Strider to provide seamless position tracking of a pedestrian. [Section 1.4
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the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
Autonomic Nervous System. The autonomic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that supplies stimulation to the involuntary muscles, like the heartbeat and the glands. The autonomic nervous system is controlled principally by parts of the brain stem and the hypothalamus (a part of the brain).
autonomic nervous system. the branch of the nervous system that primarily controls non-voluntary bodily processes such as heartbeat, intestinal motility and non-endocrine gland secretion. The ANS has two branches, sympathetic and parasympathetic.
autonomic nervous system. Component of the central nervous system consisting of two divisions, sympathetic and parasympathetic. The ANS regulates and controls (largely) involuntary functions such as digestion, cardiac functioning, etc. Involves the limbic system of the brain.
Abbreviation for "Autonomic Nervous System."
autonomic nervous system. A part of the nervous system that controls the internal organs, usually not under voluntary control.
Autonomic Nervous System. The division of the PNS innvervating viscera, skin, smooth muscle, glands and the heart. See Parasympathetic and Sympathetic.
Autonomic nervous system. The part of the nervous system that supplies nerve endings in the blood vessels, heart, intestines, glands, and smooth muscles; it also governs their involuntary functioning. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for the biochemical changes involved in experiences of anxiety.
autonomic nervous system. Centers, nuclei, tracts, ganglia, and nerves involved in the unconscious regulation of visceral functions; includes components of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.