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parasympathetic nervous system
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parasympathetic nervous system


  originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels
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Associated words [difficulty]:   parasympathetic nervous system , central nervous system [7] , autonomic nervous system [9] , peripheral nervous system [9] , sympathetic 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] , sympathetic nervous system [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Medicine, Human Behavior
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