Definition of sympatholytic in English:

sympatholytic

adjective

Medicine
  • (of a drug) antagonistic to or inhibiting the transmission of nerve impulses in the sympathetic nervous system.

    ‘These authors feel that, at the present time, the evidence seems insufficient to support the use of peripheral sympatholytic procedures in the routine management of pain.’
    • ‘Taurine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, has been reported to have antihypertensive and sympatholytic activity.’
    • ‘The decrease in the pulse is believed due to a sympatholytic action of MAOIs.’
    • ‘Symptoms associated with this syndrome may be worsened in patients who are receiving sympatholytic agents such as clonidine (Catapres).’
    • ‘Constipation, nausea and gastric upset are also associated with the sympatholytic effects of these drugs.’

Pronunciation

sympatholytic

/ˌsimpəTHəˈlidik/ /ˌsɪmpəθəˈlɪdɪk/

noun

Medicine
  • A sympatholytic drug, often used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

    ‘A more complete list of sympatholytics and their trade names can be found on p.123 of the Yagiela text.’
    • ‘Of the sympatholytics, prazosin and propranolol have been the subject of recent studies.’
    • ‘Thus, sympatholytics interfere with the part of the nervous system that uses norepinephrine to raise blood pressure.’
    • ‘Centrally acting sympatholytics block sympathetic activity by binding to and activating alpha 2 adrenoceptors.’
    • ‘Clonidine is a central sympatholytic.’

Pronunciation

sympatholytic

/ˌsimpəTHəˈlidik/ /ˌsɪmpəθəˈlɪdɪk/