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par·a·sym·pa·thet·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thet'ik),
Pertaining to a division of the autonomic nervous system. See: autonomic (visceral motor) division of nervous system.

parasympathetic

(păr′ə-sĭm′pə-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affecting the parasympathetic nervous system: parasympathetic activity; parasympathetic agents.
n.
1. The parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Any of the nerves of this system.

par′a·sym′pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

parasympathetic

adjective Pertaining to the subdivision of the autonomic nervous system concerned with activities that, in general, inhibit or oppose the physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system

par·a·sym·pa·thet·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thet'ik)
Pertaining to a division of the autonomic nervous system.
See: autonomic division of nervous system

par·a·sym·pa·thet·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thet'ik)
Pertaining to a division of the autonomic nervous system.
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Overall, sympathetic overactivity and withdrawal of parasympathetic activity result in stress.
This being the modern world, there are all sorts of gadgets and technologies to increase parasympathetic tone without the work of active yoga or meditation.
We induced anaesthesia with midazolam 0.1 mg [kg.sup.-1] and thiopental 3 mg [kg.sup.-1] without any opioids because opioids had stronger effects on sympathetic and parasympathetic activities compared to midazolam and hydroxyzine, which may obscure the difference of the effects of midazolam and hydroxyzine.
Point of parasympathetic withdrawal (time, beats*[min.sup.-1]) and threshold heart rates (time, beats*[min.sup.-1]) between groups are presented in Table 5.
Heart rate response to deep breathing (delta heart rate and expiration: inspiration ratio) and to standing (30:15 ratio) reflects parasympathetic modulation whereas systolic blood pressure response to standing was used as a measure of sympathetic function.
Figure 2 presents a patient's responses to the standard clinical study, including instantaneous HR, breathing, and P&S data (parasympathetic trend (blue) and sympathetic trend (red) plot).
It is clearly evident that the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems influence the cardiovascular response to elevated ICP.
Parasympathetic activity is assessed by measuring baroreflex control of heart rate during manoeuvres, which modify blood pressure.
"This new type of polychromatic pulsed light produces calibrated and homogenously sequence light pulses which stimulate the parasympathetic nerves," the company said.
The defects in autonomic imbalance are due to either an increased sympathetic or reduced parasympathetic activity and have been found to be associated with development of cardiac arrhythmia and arrest.
During sleep, the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, and as in the previous study, the different stages of sleep show significant differences in terms of the activities of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) [13].