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English definition of “parasympathetic”

parasympathetic

adjective /ˌpær.ə.sɪm.pəˈθet.ɪk/ US  /ˌpær.ə.sɪm.pəˈθet̬.ɪk/ specialized
relating to the parasympathetic nervous system (= the system that controls functions that cannot be controlled, such as slowing the heart beat and producing tears): The parasympathetic nervous system opposes the effects of the sympathetic nervous system.The brain and nervous system
(Definition of parasympathetic adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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