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sympathetic

 [sim″pah-thet´ik]
1. pertaining to or caused by sympathy.
2. pertaining to the sympathetic nervous system.
sympathetic nervous system the thoracolumbar part of the autonomic nervous system, the preganglionic fibers of which arise from cell bodies in the thoracic and first three lumbar segments of the spinal cord; postganglionic fibers are distributed to the heart, smooth muscle, and glands of the entire body. (See also Plate 14.)
sympathetic stress reaction alarm reaction.
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sym·pa·thet·ic

(sim'pă-thet'ik),
1. Relating to or exhibiting sympathy.
2. Denoting the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system.
Synonym(s): sympathic
[G. sympathētikos, fr. sympatheō, to feel with, sympathize, fr. syn, with, + pathos, suffering]
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sympathetic

(sĭm′pə-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, expressing, feeling, or resulting from sympathy: a sympathetic glance.
2. Favorably inclined: not at all sympathetic to her proposal.
3. Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial: sympathetic surroundings.
4. Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system: a sympathetic neuron; sympathetic stimulation.
5.
a. Relating to or being vibrations, especially musical tones, produced in one body by energy from a nearby vibrating body and having the same frequency as the vibration of the nearby body.
b. Emitting such vibrations: sympathetic strings.

sym′pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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sym·pa·thet·ic

(sim'pă-thet'ik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting sympathy.
2. Denoting the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system.
[G. sympathētikos, fr. sympatheō, to feel with, sympathize, fr. syn, with, + pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sym·pa·thet·ic

(sim'pă-thet'ik)
1. Denoting the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system.
2. Relating to or exhibiting sympathy.
[G. sympathētikos, fr. sympatheō, to feel with, sympathize, fr. syn, with, + pathos, suffering]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Furthermore, direct sympathetic nerve recording using microneurography demonstrates that obese individuals display increased resting sympathetic outflow to skeletal muscle [6, 22, 23].
This latter series of experiments was performed to see the interaction between central sympathetic outflow and local heat on altering skin blood flow.
Morphine and oxycodone are both opiate receptor agonists that suppress sympathetic outflow (Boeve et al.; Strum, 2002).
In summary, Carlson (2002) suggests that acupuncture influences the nervous system in the periphery via release of neuropeptides from sensory nerve endings, in the spinal cord, by blocking pain signals in the dorsal horn, manipulation of sympathetic outflow and influencing motor output.
In young hypertensive subjects there is pre-existing depression of vagal outflow and elevation of sympathetic outflow which can be modified by exercise training [25].
They also found that leptin receptors interact with NMDARs in the regulation of sympathetic outflow. The mechanisms associated with the development of hypertension identified in this study may contribute to the elevated sympathetic outflow and provide a potential target to develop a novel treatment for hypertension in type II diabetes mellitus.
The sympathetic outflow from the spinal cord ends at the L2 level and therefore caudal block should not routinely result in peripheral vasodilatation of the lower extremities.
One possible explanation for the observed elevation in GFR is that the loss of sympathetic outflow to the kidney might have caused relaxation of the mesangial cells that surround the glomerular capillaries and therefore contributed to an increase in the surface area of the capillaries at any given net filtration pressure.
The researchers further found that men responded to environmental tobacco smoke with a greater increase in indexes of sympathetic outflow to blood vessels, compared to women
Hansson, that low blood pressure is a consequence of the physical inactivity, weight loss, sensory deprivation, and decreased sympathetic outflow inherent in dementia.
Hansson, that low blood pressure is a consequence of the physical inactivity weight loss, sensory deprivation, and decreased sympathetic outflow inherent in dementia.
The adaptive thermogenic response to cold and high-fat diet increases the SNS outflow to BAT, the different lipolytic requirements of these two conditions are met by the increase or decrease of the sympathetic outflow to selected WAT depots showing an organ selectivity of the SNS.