Sympathomimetic definition

sĭmpə-thō-mĭ-mĕtĭk, -mī-
A sympathomimetic drug or agent.
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Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the activity or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

A sympathomimetic hormone.

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Having an effect similar to that produced when the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated.
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Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the activity or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

A sympathomimetic hormone.

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A sympathomimetic drug or agent.
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(medicine) That produces effects similar to those of the sympathetic nervous system.
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(medicine) Any medicine with this effect.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sympathomimetic
Plural:
sympathomimetics

Origin of sympathomimetic

  • sympath(etic) mimetic

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