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sympathetic nervous system


Ruth’s friendship, his mother’s love, my memory would be pushed to the back as he made way for the eye’s crystalline lens and its capsule, the semicircular canals of the ear, or my favorite, the qualities of the sympathetic nervous system.
Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  originates in the thoracic regions of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the parasympathetic: reduces digestive secretions; speeds the heart; contracts blood vessels
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  • Ruth’s friendship, his mother’s love, my memory would be pushed to the back as he made way for the eye’s crystalline lens and its capsule, the semicircular canals of the ear, or my favorite, the qualities of the sympathetic nervous system.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Coach Mick’s workouts were based on triggering the sympathetic nervous system—I can vouch for that; there was always a definite moment of "fight or flight" when working out with Coach Mick.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   sympathetic nervous system [9] , central nervous system [7] , autonomic nervous system [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , nervous system [3] , spinal cord [5] , neuron [6] , synapse [6] , central nervous system [7] , acetylcholine [9] , autonomic nervous system [9] , dendrite [9] , glial cells [9] , motor neuron [9] , peripheral nervous system [9]
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