Sympathetic Nervous System
"Sympathetic Nervous System" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.
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- Sympathetic Nervous System
- Nervous System, Sympathetic
- Nervous Systems, Sympathetic
- Sympathetic Nervous Systems
- System, Sympathetic Nervous
- Systems, Sympathetic Nervous
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