What is the autonomic nervous system?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Bradley C Gill, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The autonomic nervous system lies outside of the central nervous system. It regulates the actions of the internal organs under involuntary control. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and the parasympathetic systems.


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