Sympatholytic definition

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Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

A sympatholytic treatment.

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Having the effect of decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
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Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

A sympatholytic treatment.

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(medicine) That opposes the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
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(medicine) Any medicine having this effect.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sympatholytic
Plural:
sympatholytics

Origin of sympatholytic

  • sympath(etic) –lytic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition