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sympathetic nervous system


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sympathetic nervous system originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels
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  • Jean Cocteau
    “A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one remedy for the disorders of the great sympathetic nervous system.”


In literature:

The vibrations arising from emotional excitement are sent out principally from the plexi, or great centres of the sympathetic nervous system.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
The solar plexus is the great sympathetic centre of the nervous system.
"Supreme Personality" by Delmer Eugene Croft
He is a complete Personality, with an unusually sympathetic and sensitive nervous system.
"Edward MacDowell" by Lawrence Gilman
The sympathetic nervous system, provided to assure automatic workings of the vital functions of the body.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
Vagus: sympathetic nervous system; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
That form of clairvoyance is a sensitiveness related to the sympathetic nervous system, the center of which is the solar plexus.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
It has, likewise, a few lymphatics, and many small nervous filaments from the sympathetic system of nerves.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
If the brain should be affected, or the nervous system sympathetically involved, silence is absolutely imperative.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The arteries and veins are also under the control of the sympathetic nervous system.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Thus they want the important sympathetic nervous system, and the spleen which the Amphirrhina possess.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

The profound effects of sympathetic nervous system function on human physiology were emphasized at the most recent interprofessional symposium of the American Chiropractic College of Thermology (ACCT).