Medical Dictionary

MEDLINEplus Health InformationMerriam-Webster OnLine
One entry found for autonomic nervous system.
Main Entry: autonomic nervous system
Function: noun
: a part of the vertebrate nervous system that innervates smooth and cardiac muscle and glandular tissues and governs involuntary actions (as secretion, vasoconstriction, or peristalsis) and that consists of the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system -- called also vegetative nervous system -- compare CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Search here for another word:
Search Merriam-Webster OnLine


Pronunciation Key

\ \ as a in abut
\ \ as u in abut
\ \ as e in kitten
\ r \ as ur/er in further
\ a \ as a in ash
\ \ as a in ace
\ ä \ as o in mop
\ a \ as ou in out
\ b \ as in baby
\ ch \ as ch in chin
\ d \ as d in did
\ e \ as e in bet
\ \ as ea in easy
\ \ as y in easy
\ f \ as f in fifty

\ g \ as g in go
\ h \ as h in hat
\ i \ as i in hit
\ \ as i in ice
\ j \ as j in job
\ k \ as k in kin
\ \ as ch in ich dien
\ l \ as l in lily
\ m \ as m in murmur
\ n \ as n in own
\ \ as ng in sing
\ \ as o in go
\ \ as aw in law
\ i \ as oy in boy
\ p \ as p in pepper
\ r \ as r in red
\ s \ as s in less>
\ sh \ as sh in shy
\ t \ as t in tie
\ th \ as th in thin
\ th \ as th in the
\ ü \ as oo in loot
\ \ as oo in foot
\ v \ as v in vivid
\ w \ as w in away
\ y \ as y in yet
\ yü \ as you in youth
\ y \ as u in curable
\ z \ as z in zone
\ zh \ as si in vision


© 2009 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated