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1. producing effects resembling those of impulses transmitted by the postganglionic fibers of the sympathetic nervous system. See also adrenergic.
2. an agent that produces such an effect.
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Denoting mimicking of action of the sympathetic system.
See also: adrenomimetic
Synonym(s): sympathicomimetic.
[sympatho- + G. mimikos, imitating]
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