Specializing in Canine and Feline 
Neurology and Neurosurgery since 1986

autonomic system

Division of the peripheral nervous system that regulates visceral function and homeostasis independent of voluntary control (e.g., heartbeat, breathing, sweating); divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions; both the autonomic and somatic nervous systems utilize motor neurons.

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 Related Words

motor neuron ; parasympathetic division ; peripheral nervous system (PNS) ; somatic nervous system ; sympathetic division