Definition of autonomic in English:

autonomic

Line breaks: auto|nomic
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːtəˈnɒmɪk
 
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adjective

chiefly Physiology
  • Involuntary or unconscious; relating to the autonomic nervous system: the symptoms included gastrointestinal and autonomic disturbance
    More example sentences
    • The primary types of diabetic neuropathy are sensorimotor and autonomic.
    • The sympathetic nerves control circulation and perspiration and are part of your autonomic nervous system.
    • For example, stress has been shown to affect major physiological systems - autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune.

Origin

mid 19th century (in the sense 'self-governing'): from autonomy + -ic.

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