sympatholytic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1943 tending to oppose the physiological results of sympathetic nervous activity or of sympathomimetic drugs <
a sympatholytic agent
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sympatholytic noun

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  • sympatholytic — [sim΄pə thō lit′ik] adj. [< SYMPATH(ETIC) + O + LYTIC] having the effect of decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system: said of certain drugs, chemicals, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sympatholytic — Denoting antagonism to or inhibition of adrenergic nerve activity. SEE ALSO: adrenergic blocking agent, antiadrenergic. [sympatho + G. lysis, a loosening] * * * sym·pa·tho·lyt·ic .sim pə thō lit ik adj …   Medical dictionary

  • Sympatholytic — A sympatholytic drug is a medication which inhibits the postganglionic functioning of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS).cite web |url=http://www.mercksource.com/pp/us/cns/cns hl dorlands split.jsp?pg=/ppdocs/us/common/dorlands/dorland/eight/000… …   Wikipedia

  • sympatholytic — adj. opposing the effects of the sympathetic nervous system. Guanethidine blocks the transmission of impulses along adrenergic nerves; it is used to treat high blood pressure. Alpha blockers and beta blockers are other kinds of sympatholytic… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sympatholytic — sym•pa•tho•lyt•ic [[t]ˌsɪm pə θoʊˈlɪt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) phl opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system 2) a sympatholytic drug or agent • Etymology: 1940–45; sympath (etic) + o + lytic …   From formal English to slang

  • sympatholytic — I. |simpəthō|lid.ik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sympatho + lytic : tending to oppose the physiological results of sympathetic nervous activity or of sympathomimetic drugs used chiefly of chemical substances and their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sympatholytic — /sim peuh thoh lit ik/, adj. Physiol., Pharm. opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. Cf. cholinolytic. [1940 45; SYMPATH(ETIC) + O + LYTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • sympatholytic — 1. adjective That opposes the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system 2. noun Any medicine having this effect …   Wiktionary

  • sympatholytic — sym·pa·tho·lyt·ic …   English syllables

  • Средство Симпатолитическое (Sympatholytic) — лекарственное вещество, по своему действию противоположное действию симпатической нервной системы. Гуанетидин и метилдофа блокируют передачу импульсов по адренергическим нервам; эти лекарственные вещества применяются для снижения повышенного… …   Медицинские термины

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