Parasympathetic

Definition of Parasympathetic:

Usually Parasympathetic nervous system: Portion of the autonomic nervous system that is generally associated with increasing digestion and intestinal muscle activity; decreasing blood circulation and respiration.

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Acetylcholinesterase

...related topic
“Neurotransmitter enzyme that hydrolyzes acetylcholine, affecting functioning of the parasympathetic nervous system...”

Anxiety

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“...This risk may be due to an impairment of the parasympathetic nervous system with lower vagal control being reported in persons with more severe anxiety...”
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Calming / Stretching Exercises

...as a treatment
“...Some of the benefits of abdominal breathing include increased oxygen supply to the brain and musculature and stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system...”

Digestive Habit Changes

...as a treatment
“...By relaxing, we switch to the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which is essential for proper digestion...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Men get erections when sexual thoughts, originating in the brain, initiate a flow of nerve signals, some of which are parasympathetic, down the spinal cord to the arteries and smooth muscle in the penis...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Two different sets of nerves supply these many glands: the sympathetic nerves, which tend to increase sweating when one is excited, nervous, or afraid (the "fight or flight response"), and the parasympathetic nerves, which tend to decrease sweating of the skin...”
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Intestinal Obstruction

...the condition
“...The wall of the small bowel contains layers of smooth muscle and the nerve supply to this smooth muscle is from both the parasympathetic (vagus nerve) and sympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system...”

Parasympatholytic

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“Agent, such as atropine, that annuls or antagonizes the effects of the parasympathetic nervous system...”

Parasympathomimetic

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“Drugs or chemicals having an action resembling that caused by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, e.g., acetylcholine...”

Unresolved Chronic Pain

...the condition
“...Chronic symptoms are controlled by the autonomic nervous system, consisting of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, which may demand long-term care without promise for progress or cure...”

Vagus Nerve

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“Also called the pneumogastric nerve, this is the tenth cranial nerve, with many fibers leading to parasympathetic ganglia in internal organs, and can be considered the presynapse starter for the upper parts of the parasympathetic functions...”
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