What is autonomic dysfunction?

Also known as: autonomic nerve disorder, autonomic neuropathy, autonomic nervous system disorders, dysautonomia

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a network of nerves that sends signals between the brain and certain organs to stimulate their activity. It controls elements such as digestion, breathing, heartbeat and body temperature. When something goes wrong with the autonomic nervous system, this is known as autonomic dysfunction.


Reviewed by: Anthony F. Rossi, MD

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