One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a drug) producing physiological effects characteristic of the sympathetic nervous system by promoting the stimulation of sympathetic nerves.
- ‘Pharmacologically, caffeine is a kissing cousin of theophylline, and in high doses it can produce sympathomimetic effects.’
- ‘Sinus tachycardia is usually a physiological response but may be precipitated by sympathomimetic drugs or endocrine disturbances.’
- ‘That sympathomimetic drug, which stimulates the nervous system, increases metabolism and burns fat.’
- ‘Both of these drugs have been used as appetite suppressants and both have amphetamine-like sympathomimetic effects.’
- ‘More evidence, if any were needed, that the sympathomimetic drugs of recreation cocaine, amphetamines, and ecstasy are bad for the heart.’
- ‘Tachycardia and hypertension are the result of sympathomimetic stimulation and the psychedelic effects of the drug result from serotonergic stimulation.’
A drug having a sympathomimetic effect, often used in nasal decongestants.
- ‘She had not taken any over-the-counter or prescription sympathomimetics, nor did she have a history of risk factors for hypertension or type 2 diabetes.’
- ‘The use of sympathomimetics should be avoided in patients with ventricular fibrillation.’
- ‘Precipitants include being in a dark room (dilates pupil), stress, and certain drugs (e.g., sympathomimetics or anticholinergics).’
- ‘It has also been suggested that the long-acting sympathomimetics when administered alone may contribute to a loss of control of asthma and even death.’
- ‘Although these drugs may have antiinflammatory properties, they are considerably less effective than the sympathomimetics and potentially produce more significant side effects.’
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