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parasympathetic

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adjective para·sym·pa·thet·ic \ˌper-ə-ˌsim-pə-ˈthe-tik, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of parasympathetic

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or acting on the parasympathetic nervous system

Origin and Etymology of parasympathetic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1905


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parasympathetic

noun para·sym·pa·thet·ic

Definition of parasympathetic

  1. 1 :  a parasympathetic nerve

  2. 2 :  parasympathetic nervous system

1916

First Known Use of parasympathetic

1916


Medical Dictionary

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parasympathetic

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adjective para·sym·pa·thet·ic \ˌpar-ə-ˌsim-pə-ˈthet-ik\

Medical Definition of parasympathetic

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or acting on the parasympathetic nervous system parasympathetic fibers of the vascular wall parasympathetic drugs


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parasympathetic

noun para·sym·pa·thet·ic

Medical Definition of parasympathetic

  1. 1:  a parasympathetic nerve this sacral group of parasympathetics supplies fibers to the external genitalia—A. C. Guyton

  2. 2:  parasympathetic nervous system


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