sympathomimetic

[ sim-puh-thoh-mi-met-ik, -mahy- ]
/ ˌsɪm pə θoʊ mɪˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ- /
Physiology, Pharmacology

adjective

mimicking stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

noun

an agent that mimics the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

Origin of sympathomimetic

1905–10; sympath(etic) + -o- + -mimetic
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British Dictionary definitions for sympathomimetic

sympathomimetic

/ (ˌsɪmpəθəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk) med /

adjective

causing a physiological effect similar to that produced by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system

noun

a sympathomimetic drugCompare sympatholytic

Word Origin for sympathomimetic

C20: from sympath (etic) + mimetic
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Medicine definitions for sympathomimetic

sympathomimetic

[ sĭm′pə-thō-mĭ-mĕtĭk, -mī- ]

adj.

Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the action of the sympathetic nervous system.
Related formssym′pa•tho•mi•metic n.
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