adjective Physiology, Pharmacology.
opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Compare cholinolytic.

1940–45; sympath(etic) + -o- + -lytic Unabridged
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sympatholytic (ˌsɪmpəθəʊˈlɪtɪk)
1.  a.  inhibiting or antagonistic to nerve impulses of the sympathetic nervous system
 b.  of or relating to such inhibition
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)
Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

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