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- noun The part of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, and glands, and that is divided into the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
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- noun neuroanatomy In
humansand other vertebrates, the part of the nervous systemthat regulates the involuntary activity of the heart, intestinesand glands. These activities include digestion, respiration, perspiration, metabolism, and the modulation of blood pressure.
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- noun the part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands
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