An acute or chronic disorder, affecting the sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system. It can be primary, the result of central nervous system degeneration, or secondary due to diabetes or alcoholism. Patients with the chronic form of this disorder usually have a progressive clinical course and a poor prognosis. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Dysautonomia

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Term information

Subsets

NCIT_C167409

ALT DEFINITION

A condition in which there is a severe imbalance in the autonomic nervous system.

Legacy Concept Name

Dysautonomia

Preferred Name

Dysautonomia

Semantic Type

Disease or Syndrome

UMLS CUI

C0013363

code

C53439