Definition of Craniosacral

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the cranium and sacrum, especially with regard to ''craniosacral therapy'', a form of alternative medicine resembling massage. ¹



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Definition of Craniosacral

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Craniosacral

1. Denoting the cranial and sacral origins of the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Craniosacral

craniometry
craniopagi
craniopagus
craniopagus occipitalis
craniopagus parasiticus
craniopathy
craniopharyngeal
craniopharyngeal canal
craniopharyngeal duct
craniopharyngioma
craniophore
cranioplasty
craniopuncture
craniorrhachidian
craniosacral (current term)
craniosacral system
craniosclerosis
cranioscopist
cranioscopists
cranioscopy
craniosophic
craniospinal
craniospinal ganglia
craniospinalia ganglia
craniostenosis
craniostosis
craniosynostoses
craniosynostosis

Literary usage of Craniosacral

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1. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"The craniosacral division innervates those responses which follow immediately ... Both the craniosacral and the sympathetic divisions are subject to a vast ..."

2. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The most powerful effects of craniosacral therapy are considered to be on the function of the central nervous system, the immune system, the endocrine ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... insusceptibility to sympathetic stimuli, and (3) various clinical symptoms indicating heightened tonus throughout the craniosacral autonomic system. ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"247, 250): (a) Ocular craniosacral pathway. Preganglionic neurons: Cells in the Edinger-Westphal nucleus, ... 250): (a) Submaxillary craniosacral pathway. ..."

5. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"In these cases of tremor the pupils are never so widely dilated because the stimulation is evidently of a craniosacral character rather than sympathetic. ..."

6. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"The craniosacral division innervates those responses which follow immediately ... Both the craniosacral and the sympathetic divisions are subject to a vast ..."

7. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The most powerful effects of craniosacral therapy are considered to be on the function of the central nervous system, the immune system, the endocrine ..."

8. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... insusceptibility to sympathetic stimuli, and (3) various clinical symptoms indicating heightened tonus throughout the craniosacral autonomic system. ..."

9. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"247, 250): (a) Ocular craniosacral pathway. Preganglionic neurons: Cells in the Edinger-Westphal nucleus, ... 250): (a) Submaxillary craniosacral pathway. ..."

10. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"In these cases of tremor the pupils are never so widely dilated because the stimulation is evidently of a craniosacral character rather than sympathetic. ..."

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