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sympatholytic

[sim-puh-thoh-lit-ik]
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adjective Physiology, Pharmacology.
  1. opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Compare cholinolytic.

Origin of sympatholytic

First recorded in 1940–45; sympath(etic) + -o- + -lytic
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British Dictionary definitions for sympatholytic

sympatholytic

adjective
    1. inhibiting or antagonistic to nerve impulses of the sympathetic nervous system
    2. of or relating to such inhibition
noun
  1. a sympatholytic drugCompare sympathomimetic

Word Origin

C20: from sympath (etic) + -lytic
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sympatholytic in Medicine

sympatholytic

(sĭm′pə-thō-lĭtĭk)
adj.
  1. Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
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