Sympathetic Nervous System

Definition of Sympathetic Nervous System:

Portion of the autonomic nervous system that is generally associated with "flight or fight" reactions by increasing blood circulation and respiration and decreasing digestion.

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“...Although caffeine increases sympathetic nervous system activity, decaffeinated coffee produces similar effects...”

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“...While stressed, our bodies use the Sympathetic Nervous System ("fight or flight mode")...”
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Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...This may be due to over activity of the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands in the skin, the sympathetic nervous system.  Sometimes this idiopathic form of hyperhidrosis can be genetically transmitted, and it often runs in families; this form may first show up in early childhood...”

L-Taurine a treatment
“...Taurine is also able to reduce the calcium-triggered response of blood platelets to various activating factors, and to suppress sympathetic nervous system activity while also reducing the responsiveness of vascular smooth muscle cells to vasoconstricting agents...”
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Mitral Valve Prolapse

...relationship to Panic Attacks
“...If the sympathetic nervous system of a person with MVP is aroused, they can suddenly feel crushing chest pain, with heartbeat racing and pounding...”

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

...the condition
“...The condition may result from a disturbance in the sympathetic nervous system, the part of the nervous system that controls blood flow and your sweat glands...”


...the condition
“...The syndrome consists of three phases ... During the alarm stage the organism detects a stressor and responds with activation of the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal medulla, the so-called 'fight or flight reaction' during which the body's defenses are mobilized...”
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