parasympathetic


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parasympathetic

[¦par·ə‚sim·pə′thed·ik]
(neuroscience)
Of or pertaining to the craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system.
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The increase in HR during exercise is due to the activation of the sympathetic nervous system with simultaneous suppression of the parasympathetic nervous system.
In the Kelley model, patients with overactive parasympathetic nervous systems need and thrive on high doses of calcium supplements, while patients with overactive sympathetic systems need very little.
Evaluation of parasympathetic nervous system provides an index to cardio-vagal functions.
15 Hz), which is influenced simultaneously by parasympathetic and sympathetic tones; the high frequency ([HF] 0.
15 Hz, which is generated by both the sympathetic and parasympathetic outflows to the sinus node (Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, 1996).
A higher number of LF/HF ratio indicates increased sympathetic activity or reduced parasympathetic activity.
The LF/HF ratio is a marker of imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems.
Following cardiovascular sympathetic and parasympathetic tests were carried out with analyzer CANWIN, it is window based cardiac autonomic neuropathy analyzer with interpretation.
This is basically coactivation of higher parasympathetic and lower sympathetic activity related to longer survival," he explained.
It also stimulates parasympathetic spinal area in the medulla oblongata (situated at the bottom of the brain and on the top of spinal cord), which regulates heart rate, respiration and blood pressure.
Out of the two divisions of autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic control is predominant over heart and it keeps the heart rate and rhythm under check.
Our autonomic nervous system has 2 branches that it balances: The sympathetic nervous system, which is active when our brain is excited and the parasympathetic nervous system, which kicks in when the brain is relaxed.