Definition of autonomic nervous system in English:

autonomic nervous system

Line breaks: auto|nomic ner|vous sys¦tem
Pronunciation: /ɔːtənɒmɪkˈnɜːvəssɪstəm
 
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noun

The part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.
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  • The hormones of the HPA axis exert their effect on the autonomic nervous system, which controls such vital functions as heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion.
  • These small muscles in the blood vessels are controlled by the autonomic nervous system.
  • It works by monitoring the body's feedback and controlling the autonomic nervous system, which regulates involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate, sweating, and breathing.

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