[ sim-puh-thoh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌsɪm pə θoʊˈlɪt ɪk /
adjective Physiology, Pharmacology.
opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
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British Dictionary definitions for sympatholytic
/ (ˌsɪmpəθəʊˈlɪtɪk) med /
- inhibiting or antagonistic to nerve impulses of the sympathetic nervous system
- of or relating to such inhibition
a sympatholytic drugCompare sympathomimetic
Word Origin for sympatholytic
C20: from sympath (etic) + -lytic
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Medical definitions for sympatholytic
[ sĭm′pə-thō-lĭt′ĭk ]
Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
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