sympatholytic

adjective

sym·​pa·​tho·​lyt·​ic ˌsim-pə-thō-ˈli-tik How to pronounce sympatholytic (audio)
: tending to oppose the physiological results of sympathetic nervous activity or of sympathomimetic drugs
a sympatholytic agent
sympatholytic noun

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sympatholytic was in 1943

Dictionary Entries Near sympatholytic

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“Sympatholytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympatholytic. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

sympatholytic

1 of 2 adjective
sym·​pa·​tho·​lyt·​ic ˌsim-pə-thō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce sympatholytic (audio)
: tending to oppose the physiological results of sympathetic nervous activity or of sympathomimetic drugs compare parasympatholytic

sympatholytic

2 of 2 noun
: a sympatholytic agent
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