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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