[sim-puh-thoh-lit-ik] /ˌsɪm pə θoʊˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective, Physiology, Pharmacology.
opposing the effects of stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

inhibiting or antagonistic to nerve impulses of the sympathetic nervous system
of or relating to such inhibition

a sympatholytic drug Compare sympathomimetic

sympatholytic sym·pa·tho·lyt·ic (sĭm’pə-thō-lĭt’ĭk)
Opposing the physiological effects caused by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.


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