adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1910 simulating sympathetic nervous action in physiological effect <
sympathomimetic drugs
sympathomimetic noun

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  • sympathomimetic — [sim΄pə thōmi met′ik, sim΄pə thōmīmet′ik] adj. [< SYMPATH(ETIC) + O + MIMETIC] having an effect similar to that produced when the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated: said of certain drugs, chemicals, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sympathomimetic — Denoting mimicking of action of the sympathetic system. SEE ALSO: adrenomimetic. [sympatho + G. mimikos, imitating] * * * sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic mə met ik, (.)mī adj simulating sympathetic nervous action in physiological effect compare… …   Medical dictionary

  • sympathomimetic — adj. having the effect of stimulating the sympathetic nervous system. The actions of sympathomimetic drugs are adrenergic: they act on alpha or beta adrenoceptors. Alpha adrenergic stimulants (alpha agonists) stimulate alpha receptors. They… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sympathomimetic — sym•pa•tho•mi•met•ic [[t]ˌsɪm pə θoʊ mɪˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pha phl mimicking stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system 2) a sympathomimetic drug or agent • Etymology: 1905–10; sympath (etic) + o +mimetic …   From formal English to slang

  • sympathomimetic — /sim peuh thoh mi met ik, muy /, Physiol., Pharm. adj. 1. mimicking stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. n. 2. an agent that mimics the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. [1905 10; SYMPATH(ETIC) + O + MIMETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • sympathomimetic — 1. adjective That produces effects similar to those of the sympathetic nervous system 2. noun Any medicine with this effect …   Wiktionary

  • sympathomimetic — sym·pa·tho·mimetic …   English syllables

  • sympathomimetic — /sɪmpæθoʊməˈmɛtɪk/ (say simpathohmuh metik) noun 1. one of a class of drugs whose effects mimic those of a stimulated sympathetic nervous system, increasing cardiac output, dilating bronchioles and constricting blood vessels. –adjective 2. of or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sympathomimetic —    A substance that mimics at least part of adrenalin or catecholamine responses. The term is a little biased towards the minority of sympathetic functions that are adrenergic. A better name might be adrenalomimetic, epinephromimetic,… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • sympathomimetic — adjective relating to epinephrine (its release or action) • Syn: ↑adrenergic • Pertains to noun: ↑epinephrine (for: ↑adrenergic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑adrenergic ( …   Useful english dictionary

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