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sympathomimetic

[sim-puh-thoh-mi-met-ik, -mahy-] /ˌsɪm pə θoʊ mɪˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ-/
adjective
1.
mimicking stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
noun
2.
an agent that mimics the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; sympath(etic) + -o- + -mimetic
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British Dictionary definitions for sympathomimetic

sympathomimetic

/ˌsɪmpəθəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
causing a physiological effect similar to that produced by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
noun
2.
a sympathomimetic drug Compare sympatholytic
Word Origin
C20: from sympath(etic) + mimetic
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sympathomimetic in Medicine

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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