Autonomic Central Nervous System Diseases Definition


Autonomic Central Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the parasympathetic or sympathetic divisions of the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; which has components located in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Autonomic dysfunction may be associated with HYPOTHALAMIC DISEASES; BRAIN STEM disorders; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. Manifestations include impairments of vegetative functions including the maintenance of BLOOD PRESSURE; HEART RATE; pupil function; SWEATING; REPRODUCTIVE AND URINARY PHYSIOLOGY; and DIGESTION.

Synonym: segmental autonomic dysfunction, pure autonomic failure, autonomic peripheral nervous system diseases, autonomic nervous system disorders, autonomic nervous system diseases, autonomic disease, ans disease, ans (autonomic nervous system) diseases, dysautonomia, disorders of the autonomic nervous system, central autonomic nervous system diseases, sympathetic nervous system diseases, peripheral autonomic nervous system diseases, parasympathetic nervous system diseases.