sympathicotonia

[sĭm-păth′ĭ-kō-tōnē-ə]

n.

A condition in which there is increased tonicity of the sympathetic nervous system, marked by vascular spasm and high blood pressure.

Nearby words

  1. sympathicoblast,
  2. sympathicoblastoma,
  3. sympathicogonioma,
  4. sympathicolytic,
  5. sympathicomimetic,
  6. sympathicotonic,
  7. sympathicotripsy,
  8. sympathicotropic,
  9. sympathin,
  10. sympathise


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