sympatholytic

sympatholytic

[sim-puh-thoh-lit-ik]
adjective Physiology, Pharmacology.
opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Compare cholinolytic.


Origin:
1940–45; sympath(etic) + -o- + -lytic

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sympatholytic (ˌsɪmpəθəʊˈlɪtɪk)
 
adj
1.  a.  inhibiting or antagonistic to nerve impulses of the sympathetic nervous system
 b.  of or relating to such inhibition
 
n
2.  Compare sympathomimetic a sympatholytic drug
 
[C20: from sympath(etic) + -lytic]

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sympatholytic sym·pa·tho·lyt·ic (sĭm'pə-thō-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

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