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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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You wake in the night. A noise? A light? An intruder? Instantly alert, heart pounding, ‘butterflies’ in your stomach, you ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
A division of the peripheral nervous system that controls what are normally involuntary activities, such as heart rate, respiration, body core temperature, blood pressure, and urinary ... More
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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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28 words

abbr.: ANS; those parts of the peripheral nervous system and central nervous system that govern homeostasis in vertebrates and ...

autonomic nervous system

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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124 words

Also known as the involuntary nervous system, it involves the smooth (rather than the striated) muscles, and is essentially the ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Part of the body's nervous system that regulates the body's involuntary functions. It helps to regulate the body's internal environment ...

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