Parasympathetic

parasympathetic

Pertaining to a division of the autonomic nervous system.

See: autonomic nervous system. Originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels.

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