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1. (Science: psychology) Pertaining to, caused by or exhibiting sympathy.

2. (Science: physiology) A sympathetic nerve or the sympathetic nervous system.

Origin: Gr. Sympathetikos

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Hyperadrenergic POTS

... secondary to a partial dysautonomia or hypovolemia. There are some cases, however, in which the primary underlying problem seems to be excessive sympathetic discharge. These patients often have extremely high levels of upright norepinephrine. While we require the upright norepinephrine level ...

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by rmorrison
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Hyperadrenergic POTS
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Re: mammary gland of male in mammals

... pregnant partner too experience a spike in prolactin. Depending on the emotional involvement of the male partner, he will start to experience sympathetic pregnancy symptoms called "couvade". Very close to the birth of their child, men also have a spike in prolactin--it has other ...

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by Annij
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
Replies: 18
Views: 21261

Re: Help with biological metaphor?

(English is not my first language) I am not a biologist, but you could check the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The former could represent the financial aspects of your dissertation, and the latter, the managerial, or vice versa. Alternatively, ...

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by Gaudwin
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with biological metaphor?
Replies: 10
Views: 7022

spinal nerves

I have some question on spinal cord and its nerves: 1. Are in sympathetic trunk sympathetic ganglia? 2. Whic are neurotransimters in sensory gangia?(If any ?) 3. What exactly does it mean that some nerve has contribution from for example:C5-C8, T1?(anatomicaly) ...

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by kapital
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: spinal nerves
Replies: 2
Views: 2636

unexpected loud noise

hi stuck on some hw. iam asked to describe the nueral and endocrine responses to an unexpected loud noise the teacher said something about a sympathetic response and triggering acth---->cortisol, adreniline so can someone explain in simple language

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by danny411
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unexpected loud noise
Replies: 0
Views: 934
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