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Parasympathetic Nervous System

"Parasympathetic Nervous System" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Parasympathetic Nervous System" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Parasympathetic Nervous System" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 73 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2020
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