parasympathomimetic

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par·a·sym·pa·tho·mi·met·ic

 (păr′ə-sĭm′pə-thō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Producing effects similar to those produced when a parasympathetic nerve is stimulated.
n.
A drug or agent that produces such effects.
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Adj.1.parasympathomimetic - having an effect similar to that resulting from stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system; "parasympathomimetic drugs slow the heart rate"
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parasympathomimetisch
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Traditional cholinomimetic medications such as Aricept[R] help patients with early AD improve memory loss through increasing levels of available aceryl-choline.
Cholinomimetic and acetylcholinesterase inhibitory constituents have also been reported in betel nut (Gilani et al.
2000); the contractile activity of crude extracts of Fumaria indica and Hibiscus rosasinesis (both containing saponins) was abolished by pretreatment with atropine suggesting that the extract contains components with cholinomimetic activity (Gilani et al.
The traditional practice for pain in abdomen was assessed for its anti-spasmodic activity and it was found to be anti-histaminic and cholinomimetic.
25) Acetylcholine stimulates NO synthesis in the spinal cord (26) and this synthesis is necessary for the expression of analgesia secondary to the cholinomimetic agents (27), such as spinal neostigmine.