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Parasympathetic Nervous System

Diabetapedia definition: During non-stress situations, the parasympathetic nervous system promotes digestion and peristalsis as well as the elimination of body wastes. Parasympathetic effects also slow heart rate, constricts the bronchioles and pupils and stimulates secretion of saliva, pancreatic fluids and insulin.

Reference: Textbook of Anatomy & Physiology by Anthony & Koithoff



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