TITLE

parasympathetic nervous system

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1596
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term parasympathetic nervous system is presented. The term refers to the craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system. It describes the preganglionic fibers which originate from nuclei in the midbrain, medulla and sacral portion of the spinal cord. Several effects of parasympathetic stimulation include constriction of the pupil, contraction of the smooth muscle of the alimentary canal and constriction of the bronchioles.
ACCESSION #
21239547

 

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