parasympathetic nervous system

German: Parasympathikus
Japanese: 副交感神経系

Anatomy. One of the two divisions of the autonomic nervous system involved in the control of involuntary bodily functions. The parasympathetic nervous system generally acts to conserve resources and restore homeostasis, being the counter part of the sympathetic nervous system. Parasympathetic nerves slow the heart rate, stimulate peristalsis, contract the bronchioles and relaxe muscles.

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