parasympathomimetic


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parasympathomimetic

 [par″ah-sim″pah-tho-mi-met´ik]
producing effects resembling those of stimulation of the parasympathetic nerve supply of a part.
cholinergic (def. 2).

par·a·sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thō-mi-met'ik),
Relating to drugs or chemicals having an action resembling that caused by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
See also: cholinomimetic.
[para- + G. sympatheia, sympathy, + mimētikos, imitative]

parasympathomimetic

/para·sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic/ (-sim″pah-tho-mi-met´ik) cholinergic.

parasympathomimetic

(păr′ə-sĭm′pə-thō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Producing effects similar to those produced when a parasympathetic nerve is stimulated.
n.
A drug or agent that produces such effects.

parasympathomimetic

[per′əsim′pəthō′mimet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, para + sympathein, to feel with, mimesis, imitation
1 adj, pertaining to a substance producing effects similar to those caused by stimulation of a parasympathetic nerve.
2 n, an agent whose effects mimic those resulting from stimulation of parasympathetic nerves, especially those produced by acetylcholine. Also called cholinergic.

cho·li·no·mi·met·ic

(kō'lin-ō-mi-met'ik)
Having an action similar to that of acetylcholine; replaces the less specific term parasympathomimetic.
Compare: adrenomimetic
Synonym(s): parasympathomimetic.
[acetylcholine + G. mimētikos, imitating]

parasympathomimetic

Any effect similar to that produced by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, especially the effect of CHOLINERGIC drugs. See also SYMPATHOMIMETIC.

Parasympathomimetic

An agent whose effects mimic those resulting from stimulation of the parasympathetic nerves.
Mentioned in: Neurogenic Bladder

parasympathomimetic

an agent whose action causes effects resembling parasympathetic activity

par·a·sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic

(par'ă-sim'pă-thō-mi-met'ik)
Relating to drugs or chemicals having an action resembling that caused by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
[para- + G. sympatheia, sympathy, + mimētikos, imitative]

parasympathomimetic (per´ə-sim´pəthō´mimet´ik),

adj See cholinergic.

parasympathomimetic

cholinergic; producing effects resembling those of stimulation of the parasympathetic nerve supply of a part. Also, an agent that produces such effects, e.g. physostigmine.
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This paper has reviewed the documentation on the clinical efficacy of choline alphoscerate, a cholinergic precursor, considered as a centrally acting parasympathomimetic drug in dementia disorders and in acute cerebrovascular disease.
The authors demonstrated that neostigmine, an indirect parasympathomimetic, antagonized the effect of gallamine by inhibiting the cholinesterase enzyme activity in the synaptic cleft.