/ (ˈsɪmpəθɪn) /
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a substance released at certain sympathetic nerve endings: thought to be identical with adrenaline
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Word Origin for sympathin
C20: from sympath (etic) + -in
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Medical definitions for sympathin
[ sĭm′pə-thĭn ]
A substance, such as norepinephrine, that diffuses into the circulation from the terminals of active sympathetic nerves and serves as a chemical mediator.
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