autonomic

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adjective au·to·nom·ic \ˌȯ-tə-ˈnä-mik\

Definition of autonomic

  1. 1 :  acting or occurring involuntarily autonomic reflexes

  2. 2 :  relating to, affecting, or controlled by the autonomic nervous system or its effects or activity autonomic drugs

autonomically

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First Known Use of autonomic

1888


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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 reflexesb:  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

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