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

(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.

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

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]
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