autonomic

adjective
au·​to·​nom·​ic | \ ˌȯ-tə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce autonomic (audio) \

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

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Other Words from autonomic

autonomically \ ˌȯ-​tə-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce autonomic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of autonomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coronavirus may be able to cross the blood-brain barrier, causing autonomic changes such as shortness of breath, sweating and rapid heart rate, researchers said. Julie Washington, cleveland, "“Extremely unlikely’ that COVID-19 escaped from lab; study suggests vaccines will need updating: Coronavirus update for March 30, 2021," 30 Mar. 2021 Preliminary observations were yielding more data to support the theories about the role that breathing issues and autonomic dysfunction played for some patients. Meghan O'rourke, The Atlantic, "The Quest to Unlock the Mysteries of Long COVID," 8 Mar. 2021 Thompson announced in May 2019 he had been diagnosed with an autonomic nerve disorder. Steve Megargee, BostonGlobe.com, "Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies," 22 Jan. 2021 The singer did not reveal details of her latest health issues, but Knowles in 2017 did open up about dealing with an autonomic disorder. Chloe Melas, CNN, "Solange Knowles says she was 'literally fighting for my life' while making her last album," 3 Mar. 2021 Thompson announced in May 2019 he had been diagnosed with an autonomic nerve disorder. Steve Megargee, BostonGlobe.com, "Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies," 22 Jan. 2021 Thompson announced in May 2019 he had been diagnosed with an autonomic nerve disorder. Steve Megargee, BostonGlobe.com, "Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies," 22 Jan. 2021 Thompson announced in May 2019 he had been diagnosed with an autonomic nerve disorder. Steve Megargee, BostonGlobe.com, "Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies," 22 Jan. 2021 Thompson announced in May 2019 he had been diagnosed with an autonomic nerve disorder. Steve Megargee, BostonGlobe.com, "Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies," 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of autonomic

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of autonomic was in 1888

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“Autonomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autonomic. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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autonomic

adjective
au·​to·​nom·​ic | \ ˌȯt-ə-ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce autonomic (audio) \

Medical Definition of autonomic

1a : acting or occurring involuntarily autonomic reflexes
b : 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

Other Words from autonomic

autonomically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce autonomic (audio) \ adverb

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