Parasympathetic Nervous System
"Parasympathetic Nervous System" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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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- Parasympathetic Nervous System
- Nervous System, Parasympathetic
- Nervous Systems, Parasympathetic
- Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
- System, Parasympathetic Nervous
- Systems, Parasympathetic Nervous
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