* * *au·to·nom·ic .ȯt-ə-'näm-ik adj1 a) acting or occurring involuntarily <\autonomic reflexes>b) relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system <\autonomic ganglia> <\autonomic dysfunction>2) having an effect upon tissue supplied by the autonomic nervous system <\autonomic drugs>au·to·nom·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *au·to·nom·ic (aw″tə-nomґik) self-controlling; functionally independent. See autonomic nervous system, under system.
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