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sympatholytic

[sim-puh-thoh-lit-ik] /ˌsɪm pə θoʊˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective, Physiology, Pharmacology
1.
opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Compare cholinolytic.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; sympath(etic) + -o- + -lytic
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British Dictionary definitions for sympatholytic

sympatholytic

/ˌsɪmpəθəʊˈlɪtɪk/
adjective
1.
  1. inhibiting or antagonistic to nerve impulses of the sympathetic nervous system
  2. of or relating to such inhibition
noun
2.
a sympatholytic drug Compare sympathomimetic
Word Origin
C20: from sympath(etic) + -lytic
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sympatholytic in Medicine

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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