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autonomic nervous systemautonomes Nervensystem (ger.)

  • That part of the peripheral nervous system that controls, largely unconsciously, the functioning of the internal organs.

    The ‘autonomic’ nervous system means the nervous system of the glands and of the involuntary muscle.

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