having an effect similar to that produced when the parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated: said of drugs, chemicals, etc.
Origin of parasympathomimetic; from parasympathetic + mimetic
Producing effects similar to those produced when a parasympathetic nerve is stimulated.
A drug or agent that produces such effects.
- (pharmacology) Acting by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
- A parasympathomimetic drug.