sympathomimetic

sympathomimetic

[sim-puh-thoh-mi-met-ik, -mahy-] Physiology, Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
mimicking stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
noun
2.
an agent that mimics the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

Origin:
1905–10; sympath(etic) + -o- + -mimetic

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sympathomimetic (ˌsɪmpəθəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  causing a physiological effect similar to that produced by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
 
n
2.  Compare sympatholytic a sympathomimetic drug
 
[C20: from sympath(etic) + mimetic]

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sympathomimetic sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic (sĭm'pə-thō-mĭ-mět'ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the action of the sympathetic nervous system.


sym'pa·tho·mi·met'ic n.
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