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Mesh term Parasympathetic Nervous System

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Autonomic Nervous System

Description

The craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system. The cell bodies of the parasympathetic preganglionic fibers are in brain stem nuclei and in the sacral spinal cord. They synapse in cranial autonomic ganglia or in terminal ganglia near target organs. The parasympathetic nervous system generally acts to conserve resources and restore homeostasis, often with effects reciprocal to the sympathetic nervous system.


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Facial Nerve
Ganglia, Parasympathetic
Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Oculomotor Nerve
Parasympathetic Fibers, Postganglionic
Vagus Nerve


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