Autonomic



autonomous.
of or relating to the autonomic nervous system.
Physiology. under the control of the autonomic nervous system.
Cell Biology. produced by internal forces or causes; spontaneous.
Contemporary Examples

He equated this response with altered activity of the autonomic nervous system.
Why Do We Cry? Michael Trimble January 9, 2013

Historical Examples

That thing gibbering in the autonomic and voluntary nervous systems—merely fear.
West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn

To this system Langley has lately given the name ‘autonomic.’
The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell

As regards ethics, Baader rejects the Kantian or any autonomic system of morals.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

autonomic nervous system: The vegetative nervous system which controls vital functions,—as digestion, respiration, circulation.
Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury

When we remember the workings of our autonomic nerves we may not wonder at that fact.
Psychoanalysis Andr Tridon

autonomic in itself, life submits itself to the general laws of evolution.
A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution C. M. Williams

And the end result seems to depend from the memories which have accumulated in our autonomic nerves.
Psychoanalysis Andr Tridon

We should notice right here the antagonism that exists between the middle division of the autonomic and the other two.
Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

adjective
occurring involuntarily or spontaneously
of or relating to the autonomic nervous system
Also autonomous. (of plant movements) occurring as a result of internal stimuli
adj.

1832, “pertaining to autonomy” (q.v.); used mostly in physiology. Autonomical is recorded from 1650s.

autonomic au·to·nom·ic (ô’tə-nŏm’ĭk)
adj.

Functionally independent; not under voluntary control.

Relating to the autonomic nervous system.

au’to·nom’i·cal·ly adv.

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