having an effect similar to that produced when the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated: said of certain drugs, chemicals, etc.
Origin of sympathomimeticsympath(etic) + -o- + mimetic
Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the activity or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system: a sympathomimetic hormone.
A sympathomimetic drug or agent.
Origin of sympathomimeticsympath(etic) mimetic
(comparative more sympathomimetic, superlative most sympathomimetic)
- (medicine) That produces effects similar to those of the sympathetic nervous system
- (medicine) Any medicine with this effect