* * *para·sym·pa·thet·ic .par-ə-.sim-pə-'thet-ik adj of, relating to, being, or acting on the parasympathetic nervous system <\parasympathetic fibers of the vascular wall> <\parasympathetic drugs>parasympathetic n1) a parasympathetic nerve <this sacral group of \parasympathetics supplies fibers to the external genitalia (A. C. Guyton)>2) PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
* * *para·sym·pa·thet·ic (par″ə-sim″pə-thetґik) of or pertaining to the craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system; see under system.
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parasympathetic — (adj.) 1905, from PARA (Cf. para ) beside + SYMPATHETIC (Cf. sympathetic) … Etymology dictionary
parasympathetic — [par΄ə sim΄pə thet′ik] adj. [ PARA 1 + SYMPATHETIC] Physiol. designating or of that part of the autonomic nervous system whose nerves originate in the midbrain, the hindbrain, and the sacral region of the spinal cord and whose functions include… … English World dictionary
parasympathetic — I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 of, relating to, being, or acting on the parasympathetic nervous system II. noun Date: 1925 1. a parasympathetic nerve 2. parasympathetic nervous system … New Collegiate Dictionary
parasympathetic — /ˌpærəsɪmpəˈθɛtɪk/ (say .paruhsimpuh thetik) Physiology, Anatomy –adjective 1. of or relating to the parasympathetic nervous system. –noun 2. a nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system … Australian English dictionary
parasympathetic — pÃ¦rÉ™sÉªmpÉ™ Î¸etÉªk adj. (Anatomy, Physiology) pertaining to the parasympathetic nervous system (part of the autonomic nervous system which works in opposition to the sympathetic nervous system) … English contemporary dictionary
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parasympathetic — adjective Of or relating to the part of the autonomic nervous system that inhibits or opposes the effects of the sympathetic nervous system … Wiktionary
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parasympathetic — para·sympathetic … English syllables
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