Medical Definition of Visceral nervous system

1. Neurons that are not under conscious control, comprising two antagonistic components, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The autonomic nervous system regulates key functions including the activity of the cardiac (heart) muscle, smooth muscles (e.g., of the gut), and glands. The autonomic nervous system has two divisions: 1. The sympathetic nervous system that accelerates the heart rate, constricts blood vessels, and raises blood pressure. 2. The parasympathetic nervous system slows the heart rate, increases intestinal and gland activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles. (03 Jul 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Visceral Nervous System

visceral disease virus
visceral disorder
visceral epilepsy
visceral inversion
visceral larva migrans
visceral layer
visceral layer of serous pericardium
visceral layer of tunica vaginalis of testis
visceral leishmaniasis
visceral lymph nodes
visceral lymphomatosis
visceral mesoderm
visceral motor neuron
visceral muscle
visceral nerve
visceral nervous system (current term)
visceral nodes
visceral pelvic fascia
visceral pericardium
visceral peritoneum
visceral plate
visceral pleura
visceral pleurisy
visceral sense
visceral skeleton
visceral surface of liver
visceral surface of the spleen
visceral traction reflex
visceralgia
viscerally

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