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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system: a sympatholytic treatment.

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  • adj. That opposes the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
  • n. Any medicine having this effect

Etymologies

sympath(etic) + -lytic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Action sympatholytic agents (bretylium tosilate guanethidine) gastro-intestinal tract sheep goats

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  • As an adjuvant in sympatholytic blocks it has a targeted action without significant neuropsychiatric side effects.

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