sympathetic vs parasympathetic

sympathetic parasympathetic

Definitions

  • 1) The sympathetic nervous system, or the sympathetic nerve.
  • 2) One who is peculiarly susceptible, as to hypnotic or mesmeric influences; a sensitive.
  • 3) Of, related to, showing, or characterized by sympathy.
  • 4) Of or relating to similarity.
  • 5) Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial.
  • 6) Of, expressing, feeling, or resulting from sympathy.
  • 7) Favorably inclined.
  • 8) Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system.
  • 9) Emitting such vibrations.
  • 10) Relating to or being vibrations, especially musical tones, produced in one body by energy from a nearby vibrating body and having the same frequency as the vibration of the nearby body.
  • 11) Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy.
  • 12) (Chem.) See under Ink.
  • 13) (Alchemy) a kind of powder long supposed to be able to cure a wound if applied to the weapon that inflicted it, or even to a portion of the bloody clothes.
  • 14) Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing.
  • 15) (Physics) sounds produced from solid bodies by means of vibrations which have been communicated to them from some other sounding body, by means of the air or an intervening solid.
  • 16) Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it.
  • 17) Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy.
  • 18) (Anat.) any nerve of the sympathetic system; especially, the axial chain of ganglions and nerves belonging to the sympathetic system.
  • 19) (Anat.) a system of nerves and nerve ganglions connected with the alimentary canal, the vascular system, and the glandular organs of most vertebrates, and controlling more or less their actions. The axial part of the system and its principal ganglions and nerves are situated in the body cavity and form a chain of ganglions on each side of the vertebral column connected with numerous other ganglions and nerve plexuses.
  • 20) having similar disposition and tastes
  • 21) of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
  • 22) relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
  • 23) showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
  • 24) (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
  • 25) expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward

Definitions

  • 1) Any of the nerves of this system.
  • 2) The parasympathetic nervous system.
  • 3) originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels
  • 4) Of or relating to the part of the autonomic nervous system that inhibits or opposes the effects of the sympathetic nervous system.
  • 5) Of, relating to, or affecting the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • 6) of or relating to the parasympathetic nervous system

Examples

  • 1) We found that people are generally sympathetic if they understand that your business is worth supporting.
  • 2) Your being responsible may make them sympathetic.
  • 3) We have our sympathetic characters doing unsympathetic things and vice versa.
  • 4) To have an understanding and sympathetic woman caring about me was wonderful.
  • 5) He has an incisive but sympathetic way with him.
  • 6) Lots of people are only too pleased to find a sympathetic ear.
  • 7) The new lead has to be a sympathetic character.
  • 8) She said she wished my uncle was more understanding and sympathetic like me.
  • 9) Call on the relative and friend you find most sympathetic and ask for help.
  • 10) Olive is not an easily liked or sympathetic character who courts or flatters the audience.
  • 11) My mum is a sufferer and was completely sympathetic and understanding.
  • 12) It was right to put in place people broadly sympathetic to the views of the government they were serving.
  • 13) Over the past five years the two princes have been portrayed as sympathetic people with similar interests to the rest of us.
  • 14) The sympathetic nervous system uses it, when we are subjected to stress.
  • 15) The application is being submitted today, and it deserves a sympathetic hearing.
  • 16) She may feel sympathetic but she won't be critical.
  • 17) Consequently, they do not get a sympathetic hearing.
  • 18) At least the company's worsening outlook should encourage a sympathetic hearing from the regulator.
  • 19) Some people were sympathetic to them, some were just afraid.
  • 20) I am sympathetic in one way.
  • 21) If the brain tells the nervous system that it has to cope with excessive demand, the sympathetic nervous system switches into overdrive.
  • 22) Many more Tory MPs are understood to be sympathetic and may abstain.
  • 23) We need to be responsive, not only to patients' medical needs but to be able handle them in a sympathetic and receptive way.
  • 24) A biographer should be sympathetic; not blind, not indulgent, but _sympathetic_.
  • 25) Fandral, his expression sympathetic, interjected, You are weary, Hamuul, and I have been remiss in my treatment of you.
  • 26) The suit glanced over, his expression sympathetic.
  • 27) Sometimes, when you do render safe procedure like this and use a disruptor, sometimes there will be what they call a sympathetic detonation, where if it was a real bomb, sometimes it will go ahead and, you know, set that off.
  • 28) And sometimes you would get what they call a sympathetic detonation.
  • 29) Todd Thomas faulted the press for what he described as a sympathetic portrayal of Becker.
  • 30) The transference of a vibration from one violin to another is called a sympathetic resonance, and it is possible only if both instruments are tuned.
  • 31) The character I find most sympathetic is the president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers, onetime Clinton's treasury secretary and a rather dubious figure in some ways.
  • 32) ‘Both of the controllers were understanding and sympathetic toward me, perhaps more than I deserved.’
  • 33) ‘‘Don't worry dear ’, she told me in sympathetic tones, ‘Everything will be fine’.’
  • 34) ‘Dave offered a hug along with his sympathetic tone, but Lori didn't feel the comfort in the embrace.’
  • 35) ‘Perhaps he should have been more sympathetic toward them.’
  • 36) ‘I knew Anikei was more sympathetic toward Pavel than anybody else was.’
  • 37) ‘I felt very sympathetic toward Jack but even worse that he had to go.’
  • 38) ‘The gruffness took on a softer tone, sounding almost sympathetic.’
  • 39) ‘Mikey gave her the most sympathetic look he could muster then pushed her hair back.’
  • 40) ‘Madison gave a frustrated sigh and with one last sympathetic smile exited my bedroom.’
  • 41) ‘The St. Judith girl's eyes widened and she gave him a sympathetic look.’
  • 42) ‘He gave me a sympathetic smile and wiped away the tears from my face.’
  • 43) ‘"Oh, no, " he said, sounding sympathetic.’
  • 44) ‘I ended up telling him everything about my life, and he actually seemed sympathetic.’
  • 45) ‘The Minister also appeared to have taken a sympathetic approach towards the problems faced by medical college doctors.’
  • 46) ‘She is as famous and prestigious as her father, and very esteemed with her warm and sympathetic personality.’
  • 47) ‘The comrades were too sympathetic or polite to express alarm that he's only just realised.’
  • 48) ‘She is advised by a friend to visit a sympathetic doctor and make up ‘a fearful fib about a potty aunt’ in order to convince the psychiatrist that she is mentally unstable.’
  • 49) ‘Rine decided these were not the friendly, sympathetic guards she and the duke had encountered earlier.’
  • 50) ‘It would also release more time for doctors, who would no longer need to cope with people presenting illness as a cover for their real aim - the chance to talk to a sympathetic person about their personal problems.’
  • 51) ‘This has happened at other stores and usually the most sympathetic person is the sales clerk, who feels guilty that I can't try on the clothes.’
  • 52) ‘This patronising attitude only serves to alienate potential members who might otherwise be sympathetic to socialist ideas.’
  • 53) ‘At least one newspaper has editorialised in favour of political union and others are sympathetic to the proposal.’
  • 54) ‘Let's hope that Bradford MP Gerry Sutcliffe, whose ministerial responsibilities now include fireworks, is sympathetic to that view.’
  • 55) ‘Before you started your research, had you been sympathetic toward the idea of antidepressants?’
  • 56) ‘Of course, over time ministers sometimes promoted officers whom they found sympathetic to the cause, but in general the service was respected as the giver of fearless and impartial advice.’
  • 57) ‘They sought to weed out those who opposed capital punishment or were apparently too sympathetic toward an insanity defense.’
  • 58) ‘He remains sympathetic to their aims whilst showing up their limitations.’
  • 59) ‘I'm sympathetic to the argument that control over access to the Internet might be abused.’
  • 60) ‘But some people sympathetic to the aims of the protests question whether or not mass demonstrations are worthwhile.’
  • 61) ‘And among those there are a lot of people sympathetic to the far right.’
  • 62) ‘Perhaps I give the impression of being more sympathetic to the conservative cause.’
  • 63) ‘Fortunately, European public opinion was much more sympathetic to the cause of freedom.’
  • 64) ‘I'm sympathetic with the president's desire to let people have ownership.’
  • 65) ‘Some commentators, particularly those sympathetic to postmodernist thought, have argued against a notion of difference based on experiential diversity.’
  • 66) ‘My parents were very sympathetic to my need to pay attention to detail.’
  • 67) ‘This was to have an impact on his political strategy: though sympathetic to some of the aims of both the French Revolution and the United Irishmen, he retained a strong aversion to political violence.’
  • 68) ‘Though sympathetic to the aims of antiwar activists who emerged from each of these groups, his assessment is equivocal and, in some places, muddled.’
  • 69) ‘There may be a few on the bar ethics committee, at least, who are sympathetic to the ‘civil disobedience’ argument.’
  • 70) ‘He was somewhat sympathetic to a diplomatic solution but he also believed in the use of force.’
  • 71) ‘Though Stark is sympathetic to these voices, her ire is raised by the question of private practice.’
  • 72) ‘Harvey kept Hilarion as a sympathetic character, ruggedly attractive and devoted.’
  • 73) ‘Like Tony Maudsley's character, Martin, Christine is very sympathetic, and her sweet nature sets her apart from Ray Temple's bullying and caustic ways.’
  • 74) ‘In Cath, Jennings succeeds in quickly establishing an extremely likeable, sympathetic character.’
  • 75) ‘Most importantly, Shuuya is far from the only sympathetic character, with at least two other people seemingly having no intention of playing the game by the close of this first volume.’
  • 76) ‘All are portrayed as sympathetic characters - indeed Trollope researched her subject with several people of the same age and was struck by how nice everyone was.’
  • 77) ‘As our viewpoint character she is the most stable and sympathetic person in the film, and yet she is almost completely mercenary, serving no code but her own desires and whims.’
  • 78) ‘None of the characters are very sympathetic or warm, with the only real charm being shown by the film's villain, Kay Walsh.’
  • 79) ‘Giving Foyle an array of personal problems makes him a much more sympathetic character, too.’
  • 80) ‘Readers looking for sweet, sympathetic heroines would be best advised to look elsewhere.’
  • 81) ‘Because they have cultivated, or had cultivated for them, this image of a sympathetic people, they are terrified of appearing to offend anybody, even if this means losing some of their sovereignty.’
  • 82) ‘Played to perfection by Rebecca Northan, who delivers an expertly layered performance, Kelly becomes the most captivating and sympathetic character in the play.’
  • 83) ‘I'm sure the writers will protest that discussing issues like this, using sympathetic characters, helps educate others in similar situations.’
  • 84) ‘She doesn't come across as a very sympathetic character.’
  • 85) ‘Without glossing over the more reprehensible elements in Sade's temperament, Rush succeeds in making him into a sympathetic character.’
  • 86) ‘Despite a predictable script, Jugnot is still able to play an immensely sympathetic character without being cloying.’
  • 87) ‘Top that off, most of the sympathetic characters are hippies and you have a movie with pretty progressive values.’
  • 88) ‘The protagonist and I share a lot of personality traits too, although I'm possibly less of a sympathetic character.’
  • 89) ‘Rather, he portrays unrepentant communists as sympathetic characters in the novel.’
  • 90) ‘His lifestyle was too threatening, his irresponsibility too damning to make him sympathetic.’
  • 91) ‘Rhodes constructs a sympathetic portrait of Audubon and places him in his historical and cultural context.’
  • 92) ‘So the goal was to design a roof structure sympathetic to these life-forming principles.’
  • 93) ‘The home had been plagued by numerous remodels, ‘none of which were sympathetic to the original design,’ he explains.’
  • 94) ‘The homes will also be sympathetic to existing designs in Broome Manor Lane in that they will be two storey.’
  • 95) ‘The new floor is made up of a lime-based material sympathetic to the original structure and creates a level floor allowing better access to visitors.’
  • 96) ‘You could design something that's sympathetic to its surroundings.’
  • 97) ‘It adds: ‘The proposals have been well designed and are considered to be sympathetic to the Grade II almshouse on the site.’’
  • 98) ‘Those changes include a new door to the wine bar and roof lights sympathetic to the building's design.’
  • 99) ‘Sevenoaks Council said its planners feel the design takes into account the town plan and is sympathetic to the surroundings.’
  • 100) ‘The fragment in the museum is smaller than the repeat, so the designers at Brunschwig et Fils were called upon to finish the original design in a sympathetic way.’
  • 101) ‘The planning officer's report to the district council says the development is considered to be sympathetic to the surroundings and would be allowed under the Draft District Plan.’
  • 102) ‘As for the proposal, the stark image of the piazza is hardly sympathetic to the trees already on the bank of the Foss.’
  • 103) ‘The proposed new development is sympathetic to the existing church structure, but recognises the need to differentiate this new building from the old one.’
  • 104) ‘But architect Malcolm Payne said the design was very sympathetic and would open up new views of York Minster.’
  • 105) ‘A fantastic range of modern and traditional architecture, with the modern architecture being sympathetic to the traditional, while not slavishly emulating it.’
  • 106) ‘The plans, likely to cost around £1m, would be sympathetic to existing features of the park, retaining football playing fields and working around recently planted trees.’
  • 107) ‘The outer layer of blood vessels contains nerves of the sympathetic component of the autonomic nervous system, the activity of which is controlled by the brain.’
  • 108) ‘The autonomic nervous system consists of two opposing systems, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems.’
  • 109) ‘The changes finally become so extensive that almost every tissue, except the skin, the central nervous system and the sympathetic ganglions, is affected.’
  • 110) ‘The sympathetic nerve supply to the lung arises in the upper six thoracic segments of the spinal cord.’
  • 111) ‘The two main ganglionic trunks of the sympathetic nervous system are the cervical and lumbar trunks.’
  • 112) ‘In autonomic disease, the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nerves are affected.’
  • 113) ‘This 10-second delay is more in keeping with the behavior of the sympathetic than the parasympathetic nervous system.’
  • 114) ‘General anesthesia causes peripheral vessels to dilate by depressing the sympathetic nervous system.’
  • 115) ‘Such a practice helps harmonize two hemispheres of the brain and the two aspects of autonomous nervous system viz. sympathetic and parasympathetic.’
  • 116) ‘If the sympathetic nervous system is damaged, however, the blood vessels do not constrict and blood pressure progressively decreases.’
  • 117) ‘The constrictor muscle is supplied by the parasympathetic nervous system, and the dilator by the sympathetic nervous system.’
  • 118) ‘Three main types of lumbar sympathetic nerve blockades for pain include the paravertebral approach and spinal and epidural injections of local anesthetics.’
  • 119) ‘Ganglioneuroma is a benign tumor of the sympathetic nervous system that rarely produces symptoms of endocrine dysfunction.’
  • 120) ‘The stimulators work either by blocking sympathetic nerve fiber transmission or by releasing endogenous opioids with stimulation.’
  • 121) ‘Leptin increases activity in sympathetic nerves in the kidney, brown adipose tissue, hind limbs, and adrenal medulla.’
  • 122) ‘They also subdue signals from the sympathetic nervous system and inhibit deleterious overgrowth of damaged heart muscle.’
  • 123) ‘Cocaine, ecstasy, and amphetamine share similar adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, related predominantly to activation of the sympathetic nervous system.’
  • 124) ‘All that beta-blockers do is prevent those fright/flight hormones of the sympathetic nervous system from working their mischief.’
  • 125) ‘Nicotinic receptors are located on sympathetic ganglia and voluntary muscles.’
  • 126) ‘The plaintiff in this case had reflex sympathetic dystrophy in his left arm caused by a work-related accident.’

Examples

  • 1) "An overdose of belladonna can mimic a complete shutdown of the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • 2) Once the threat has diminished, the part of our bodies known as the parasympathetic nervous system then brings everything back into order.
  • 3) The other system you have is called the parasympathetic and it is associated with being totally relaxed.
  • 4) He said this gradual development of diabetes "happens through what is called the parasympathetic nervous system, not directly through eating food.
  • 5) The researchers found that autonomic parasympathetic vagal control was stronger in the yoga practitioners, compared with the non-yoga practitioners.
  • 6) If we help them imagine and visualize healing, we may change the chemicals rushing through the body from sympathetic nervous system fight-or-flight chemicals to parasympathetic nervous system chemicals that allow rest, nurturance and healing to occur.
  • 7) ‘The reflexes are mediated by the sympathetic or parasympathetic nerves of the autonomic nervous system, in response to information reaching the central nervous system from a variety of receptors in the organs and tissues.’
  • 8) ‘In autonomic disease, the sympathetic, parasympathetic, and enteric nerves are affected.’
  • 9) ‘Postganglionic parasympathetic nerves mediate both cholinergic contractions and nonadrenergic, noncholinergic relaxations of smooth muscle in the airway.’
  • 10) ‘The toxin also inhibits release of acetylcholine in all parasympathetic and cholinergic postganglionic sympathetic neurones.’
  • 11) ‘So the heart rate is controlled by the balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems' activity.’
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