sympathetic nerve n.
One of the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system.
- Sympathetic nervous system
sympathetic nervous system n. The part of the autonomic nervous system originating in the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spinal cord that in general inhibits or opposes the physiological effects of the parasympathetic nervous system, as in tending to reduce digestive secretions or speed up the heart. sympathetic nervous system (sĭm’pə-thět’ĭk) The part of […]
noun, Ophthalmology. 1. inflammation of one eye due to injury or disease of the other eye. sympathetic ophthalmia n. A swelling of the uvea in an uninjured eye caused by a wound of the uvea of the other eye. It may eventually lead to bilateral blindness.
noun 1. sympathy strike.
noun 1. a thin wire string, as in various obsolete musical instruments, designed to vibrate sympathetically with the bowed or plucked strings to reinforce the sound.