sympatholytic

adjective
sym·​pa·​tho·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌsim-pə-thō-ˈli-tik How to pronounce sympatholytic (audio) \

Definition of sympatholytic

: tending to oppose the physiological results of sympathetic nervous activity or of sympathomimetic drugs a sympatholytic agent

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sympatholytic noun

First Known Use of sympatholytic

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Sympatholytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympatholytic. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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sympatholytic

adjective
sym·​pa·​tho·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌsim-pə-thō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce sympatholytic (audio) \

Medical Definition of sympatholytic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to oppose the physiological results of sympathetic nervous activity or of sympathomimetic drugs — compare parasympatholytic

sympatholytic

noun

Medical Definition of sympatholytic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sympatholytic agent

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