noun. ['ˌpɛrəˌsɪmpəˈθɛtɪk'] originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels.
- parasympathetic nervous system
- autonomic nervous system
- nervous system
Words that Rhyme with Parasympathetic
Example sentences of the word parasympathetic
It is divided into two divisions, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic.