Not Found
Locations

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language.

Overview of the Autonomic Nervous System

By Phillip Low, MD

The autonomic nervous system regulates certain body processes, such as blood pressure and the rate of breathing. This system works automatically (autonomously), without a person’s conscious effort.

Disorders of the autonomic nervous system can affect any body part or process. Autonomic disorders may result from other disorders that damage autonomic nerves (such as diabetes), or they may occur on their own. Autonomic disorders may be reversible or progressive.

Resources In This Article

Drugs Mentioned In This Article

  • Generic Name
    Select Brand Names
  • LEVOPHED
  • DUVOID, URECHOLINE
  • CIALIS
  • STENDRA
  • CHOLAC
  • DITROPAN XL
  • ORVATEN
  • VIAGRA
  • REGLAN
  • DETROL
  • No US brand name
  • LEVITRA