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Sympathetic Nervous System

"Sympathetic 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 thoracolumbar division of the autonomic nervous system. Sympathetic preganglionic fibers originate in neurons of the intermediolateral column of the spinal cord and project to the paravertebral and prevertebral ganglia, which in turn project to target organs. The sympathetic nervous system mediates the body's response to stressful situations, i.e., the fight or flight reactions. It often acts reciprocally to the parasympathetic system.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sympathetic Nervous System" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sympathetic Nervous System" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 308 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2004 and 2017
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