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How to Assess the Autonomic Nervous System


George Newman

, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Last full review/revision May 2020

Assessment of the autonomic nervous system involves checking for the following:

Disturbances of bowel, bladder, sexual, and hypothalamic function should be noted.

(See also Introduction to the Neurologic Examination and Overview of the Autonomic Nervous System.)

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