Clinical Pharmacology and the Autonomic Nervous System

  title={Clinical Pharmacology and the Autonomic Nervous System},
  author={D. Lambie},
  journal={Scottish Medical Journal},
  pages={279 - 289}
  • D. Lambie
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • Scottish Medical Journal
  • T H E autonomic nervous system controls, in an involuntary manner, smooth and cardiac muscle contraction and glandular secretion. It consists of two anatomically separate divisions, the sympathetic and parasympathetic. Actions of the sympathetic include pupillary dilatation, acceleration of the heart, vasoconstriction, vasodilatation, sweating, dilatation of the bronchi, inhibition of intestinal motility and secretion, and closure of the sphincter. The actions of the parasympathetic are, in… CONTINUE READING

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