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Definition of "sympathomimetic" [sympathomimetic]

  • Producing physiological effects resembling those caused by the activity or stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system: a sympathomimetic hormone. (adjective)
  • A sympathomimetic drug or agent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sympathomimetic" in a sentence
  • "It is officially classified as a sympathomimetic steroid."
  • "(arteriosclerosis); symptomatic heart disease; moderate to severe high blood pressure; overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism); known allergy or unusual reactions to drugs called sympathomimetic amines (for example, pseudoephedrine); seizures; glaucoma; a history of problems with alcohol or drugs; agitated states; taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) within the last 14 days."
  • "A little known fact is that the popular 'Vick inhaler' contains 50mg of methamphetamine described on the label by the synonym deoxyephedrine in free base oil form; however, it is not the psychoactive D-isomer of the drug but L-methamphetamine or levmetamfetamine, which has no psychostimulant properties but retains some sympathomimetic activity."