parasympathetic response

par·a·sym·pa·thet·ic re·sponse

(par'ă-sim'pă-thet'ik rĕ-spons')
The response in glandular, smooth muscle, and cardiac tissue during relief from threat or stress; the lay term for this state is "rest and digest," as opposed to the common term for the sympathetic response, "fight or flight."
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Hypersensitive reactions to neuromuscular blocking agents may be due to nonspecific histamine release from mast cells [anaphylactoid reaction] or may be IgE mediated hypersensitive reactions [anaphylactic reaction]or may be due to high affinity to M2 muscarinic receptors leading to an augmented parasympathetic response to intubation causing severe bronchospasm mediated via M3 muscarinic receptors.
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In storming, there appears to be both an exaggeration of the sympathetic response with a diminished parasympathetic response or alteration in the relay system between the two networks.
One of the explanations of why endurance athletes have such low resting HR following training is due to increased parasympathetic response.
29] reported that during tilt, ageing is progressively associated with an attenuation of the low frequency (`sympathetic') component of the heart rate power spectrum, whereas the parasympathetic response to tilt, detectable in the high frequency band, is relatively well preserved.
Women responded with a greater parasympathetic response, dubbed "rest and digest," which acts as a brake on the heart and blood pressure.
Explaining the parasympathetic responses, the increase in the heart rate could be attributed to the reduced vagal baroreflex in third trimester.

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