|parasympathetic nervous system||medical dictionary|
most neurones are cholinergic and responses are mediated by muscarinic receptors. The parasympathetic system innervates, for example: salivary glands, thoracic and abdominal viscera, bladder and genitalia.
Compare:. Sympathetic nervous system.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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