sympathetic nerve


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sym·pa·thet·ic nerve

one of the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system.

sympathetic nerve

Etymology: Gk, sympathein, to feel with; L, nervus
any nerve of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.

sym·pa·thet·ic nerve

(sim'pă-thet'ik nĕrv)
One of the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system.

Sympathetic nerve

A nerve of the autonomic nervous system that regulates involuntary and automatic reactions, especially to stress.
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Sympathetic nerve endings densely innervate lymphoid tissue such as the spleen, lymph nodes, and thymus and form direct contact with white blood cells.