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- APACHE II : Method commonly used in medicine and critical care for predicting the severity of illness.
- Acetylcholine receptor : Nervous system cell surface proteins that bind acetylcholine and trigger intracellular changes.
- Acetylcholine : A chemical transmitter in both the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and central nervous system (CNS) in many organisms including humans.
- Autonomic and endocrine functions and music : Theory that music has therapeutic purposes by interacting with autonomic and endocrine functions.
- Coma : A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused.
- Confusion : A mental state characterized by bewilderment, emotional disturbance, lack of clear thinking, and perceptual disorientation.
- Constipation : Infrequent or difficult evacuation of feces.
- Delirium : A disorder characterized by confusion; inattentiveness; disorientation; illusions; hallucinations; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system hyperactivity.
- Diabetic neuropathy : Negative effects on the nervous system that can be caused by diabetes mellitus, some of which may necessitate amputation.
- Euthanasia : The act of assisting in the death of an animal or patient, often to end suffering for an incurable disease; a painless death; sometimes called a mercy killing which may or may not be legal.
- Nervous system : The control unit of bodily functions in animals.
- Neuroanatomy : The branch of anatomy that studies the anatomical organization of the nervous system.
- Neurobehavioral manifestation : Signs and symptoms of higher cortical dysfunction caused by organic conditions. These include certain behavioral alterations and impairments of skills involved in the acquisition, processing, and utilization of knowledge or information.
- Neurology : The medical specialty concerned with evaluating the nervous system and the other system that it affects, and the treatment of nervous system disorders.
- Neuropathy : Abnormal function of nerves of the peripheral nervous system.
- Neurotransmitter : A class of chemicals which relay, amplify or modulate electrical signals between a neuron and other cells in the nervous system.
- Parasympathetic nervous system : Motor division of the autonomic nervous system, which has cholinergic nerve endings, which inhibits the heart, contracts the pupils, and produces a vagus-insulin axis of activity.
- Peripheral nervous system : The part of the nervous system consisting of the nerves and neurons that reside or extend outside the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to serve the limbs and organs.
- Persistent vegetative state : Vegetative state refers to the neurocognitive status of individuals with severe brain damage, in whom physiologic functions (sleep-wake cycles, autonomic control, and breathing) persist, but awareness (including all cognitive function and emotion) is abolished.
- Pterygopalatine fossa : Small pyramidal space, housing the pterygopalatine ganglion, between the pterygoid process, the maxilla, and the palatine bone.
- Sympathetic nervous system : Portion of the autonomic nervous system concerned with nonvolitional preparation of the organism for emergency situations.
- Unconsciousness : Loss of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment combined with markedly reduced responsiveness to environmental stimuli.