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Hull says the findings suggest that heart-stabilizing drugs that activate the parasympathetic nervous system may improve survival of overdose victims.
Rocking on an exercise ball may provide an efficient method of stimulating the sacral afferents of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Haley and his colleagues, however, used a technique that monitors fluctuations in approximately 100,000 heartbeats over 24 hours and measures fluctuations in high-frequency heart-rate variability--a function solely regulated by the parasympathetic nervous system.
First, and in the vast majority of cases the pathology will not proceed unless this condition is met, there is a decreased tonic activity of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Leptin affects the airways by decreasing the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, a branch of the autonomic nervous system not usually associated with leptin.
As with other anticholinergics, tiotropium causes bronchodilation by blocking the muscarinic receptors in the parasympathetic nervous system.
This trial demonstrated improved sleep latency and improved nighttime parasympathetic nervous system activity as a standalone medication or used in conjunction with a low dose of Trazadone.
The parasympathetic nervous system, or PNS, generally acts in opposition to the SNS to keep bodily functions in balance.
How hypnosis eases hot flashes isn't clear, but the researchers speculated that it might be because hypnosis may improve the function of the parasympathetic nervous system.
It is a product with a considerable background and one of a family of drugs all with hypnotic and sedative properties that are achieved by their actions on the parasympathetic nervous system.
At the same time, take 10 deep breaths to stimulate the vagus nerve of the parasympathetic nervous system to initiate a relaxation response.
According to cosmetic dermatologist Dr Mervyn Patterson "Orgasms increase blood flow to the skin by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, causing blood vessels in the skin to open up, creating a flushed look.

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