Medical Science 19

Autopilot: The Autonomic Nervous System

October 18, 2023


The autonomic nervous system manages an incredible array of organs and involuntary processes to assure that you stay alive and functional.

The Autonomic Nervous System automatically controls essential processes whether you’re awake or asleep. It’s the employee of the month. It gets the job done at any time of the day without you even having to ask it. It is our body’s autopilot system, controlling functions we often take for granted, like heart rate, digestion, pupil dilation, and even breathing! Life would be pretty hard on manual.

On This Episode We Discuss:

  • “I Sing The Body Electric”
  • Hemo and chemo-electric machines
  • The nervous systems
  • Autonomic nervous system manages many organs and functions
  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves

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The host of the show is Dr. Stanley Crooke, a scientist, a physician, an entrepreneur and the father of antisense technology. Dr. Crooke is responsible for driving the development of antisense or ASO technology, an RNA-targeted technology responsible for the commercialization of three best- and first-in class medicines and more than 40 drugs in development. In 2020, Stan formed n-Lorem to use this powerful technology to develop experimental personalized ASO medicines for nano-rare patients (1 to 30 patients worldwide) for free, for life.


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Hosted by: Dr. Stan Crooke.
Videographer: Jon Magnuson of Mighty One Productions.
Producers: Colin Delaney, Kira Dineen, Andrew Serrano and Amy Williford

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