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Parasympathetic Nervous System MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Tree Number(s)
A08.800.050.600
Unique ID
D010275
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010275
Annotation
/drug eff: consider also PARASYMPATHOMIMETICS & PARASYMPATHOLYTICS
Scope Note
The craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system. The cell bodies of the parasympathetic preganglionic fibers are in brain stem nuclei and in the sacral spinal cord. They synapse in cranial autonomic ganglia or in terminal ganglia near target organs. The parasympathetic nervous system generally acts to conserve resources and restore homeostasis, often with effects reciprocal to the sympathetic nervous system.
NLM Classification #
WL 610
See Also
Parasympathectomy
Parasympatholytics
Parasympathomimetics
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1993/06/30
Parasympathetic Nervous System Preferred
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