sympathomimetic

adjective
sym·​pa·​tho·​mi·​met·​ic | \ ˌsim-pə-thō-mə-ˈme-tik How to pronounce sympathomimetic (audio) , -(ˌ)mī-\

Definition of sympathomimetic

: simulating sympathetic nervous action in physiological effect sympathomimetic drugs

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sympathomimetic noun

First Known Use of sympathomimetic

1910, in the meaning defined above

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sympathomimetic

adjective
sym·​pa·​tho·​mi·​met·​ic | \ -mə-ˈmet-ik, -(ˌ)mī- How to pronounce sympathomimetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of sympathomimetic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: simulating sympathetic nervous action in physiological effect — compare parasympathomimetic, sympatholytic

sympathomimetic

noun

Medical Definition of sympathomimetic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sympathomimetic agent

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