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Mesh term Autonomic Nervous System

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Peripheral Nervous System


The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.

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Autonomic Pathways
Enteric Nervous System
Ganglia, Autonomic
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Sympathetic Nervous System

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