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 therapy led to an increase in parasympathetic activity and a decrease in sympathetic activity, rebalancing the autonomic function towards that associated with healthy function.
In one research study, compared to a placebo, a single session of craniosacral therapy induced a faster recovery of HRV, an increased parasympathetic activity, and a reduced sympathetic output after an acute mental stressor.
In this population, we tried to look for gender differences in autonomic nervous system functioning by employing battery of tests to check both sympathetic and parasympathetic parameters.
To do this, I need to help them increase parasympathetic tone.
Parasympathetic innervation maintains epithelial progenitor cells during salivary orga-nogenesis.
The present study was performed to compare the effects of midazolam with hydroxyzine and midazolam with barbiturate premedications at induction of anaesthesia on cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic activities using HRV.
Thresholds of noted heart rate change (parasympathetic withdrawal and heart rate threshold) were determined for comparisons between groups (16,17).
SDNN is a measure of combined sympathetic and parasympathetic activity, and RMSSD represents parasympathetic activity.
HF is a broad-band term [12,13] (Figure 1), more than twice as broad as the known parasympathetic frequency range [14-19].
concluded that with low to moderate ICP elevation, both arms of the autonomic nervous system are stimulated, where the parasympathetic stimulation is more profound [10, 12].
For assessing parasympathetic functions, the following tests were done like ECG [with the help of single channel 12-lead electrocardiograph].
The coefficient of variation of the heart rate reflects the influence of the parasympathetic and sympathetic system on heart rate modulation [17, 18].