Definition of autonomic
1 : acting or occurring involuntarily autonomic reflexes
2 : relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system or its effects or activity autonomic drugs
autonomicallyplay \-mi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Recent Examples of autonomic from the Web
Any illnesses that affect the autonomic nervous system, i.e., the system that regulates your breathing, heart rate, metabolism, and body temperature, could be mistakenly assumed to be anxiety, licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, Psy.
It's related to the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the balance between its branches - the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Sensory nerves and the autonomic nervous system are usually spared so that most with the disease can hear, see, touch, smell and taste.
Other studies since then have demonstrated that just looking at pictures of natural scenes can change the way a person’s autonomic nervous system responds to stress.
There was the matter, too, of financial conflicts and nepotism, an autonomic reflex of aspiring authoritarians.
The condition causes complications with joints and skin, such as dysautonomia, a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which regulates heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, respiration, digestion, and other vital functions.
In one, a region called the hypothalamus, the information informs the body’s autonomic thermal responses.
The Republican Party is shot through now with an impulse to disunion that is almost an autonomic reflex at this point.
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Medical Definition of autonomic
1a: acting or occurring involuntarily autonomic reflexesb: relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system autonomic ganglia autonomic dysfunction
2: having an effect upon tissue supplied by the autonomic nervous system autonomic drugs
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