sympathomimetic


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sympathomimetic

 [sim″pah-tho-mi-met´ik]
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.

sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic

(sim'pă-thō-mi-met'ik),
Denoting mimicking of action of the sympathetic system.
See also: adrenomimetic.
[sympatho- + G. mimikos, imitating]

sympathomimetic

(sĭm′pə-thō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the activity or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system: a sympathomimetic hormone.
n.
A sympathomimetic drug or agent.

sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic

(sim'pă-thō-mi-met'ik)
Denoting mimicking of action of the sympathetic system.
See also: adrenomimetic
Synonym(s): sympathicomimetic.
[sympatho- + G. mimikos, imitating]

sympathomimetic

Of any agent that simulates or stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. ADRENERGIC. Sympathomimetic action can increase the heart output by 100 per cent over resting values. It can constrict arteries and increase the blood pressure. And it can widen the air tubes of the lungs allowing more free access of large volumes of air.

Sympathomimetic

Denoting a drug that mimics the effects of stimulation of organs and structures by the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system pertains to the part of the nervous system originating in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord. In general, it inhibits or opposes the physiological effects of another aspect of the nervous system, as in tending to reduce digestive secretions, speed up the heart, and contract the blood vessels.
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sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic

(sim'pă-thō-mi-met'ik)
Denoting mimicking of action of sympathetic system.
[sympatho- + G. mimikos, imitating]
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