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sympatholytic

[ sim-puh-thoh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌsɪm pə θoʊˈlɪt ɪk /
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adjective Physiology, Pharmacology.
opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
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Compare cholinolytic.

Origin of sympatholytic

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

sympatholytic
/ (ˌsɪmpəθəʊˈlɪtɪk) med /

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

Word Origin for sympatholytic

C20: from sympath (etic) + -lytic
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