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autonomic

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adjective au·to·nom·ic \ˌȯt-ə-ˈnäm-ik\

Medical Definition of autonomic

  1. 1a:  acting or occurring involuntarily <autonomic reflexes>b:  relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system <autonomic ganglia> <autonomic dysfunction>

  2. 2:  having an effect upon tissue supplied by the autonomic nervous system <autonomic drugs>

autonomically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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