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 (păr′ə-sĭm′pə-thō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭk, -mī-)
Producing effects similar to those produced when a parasympathetic nerve is stimulated.
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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In clinical practice, atropine, a nonselective muscarinic receptor blocker, is employed to prevent the parasympathomimetic effects induced by neostigmine when the anticholinesterase agent is clinically used to reverse the blockage of neuromuscular transmission caused by non-depolarizing muscular relaxants (Barrio, Miguel, Garcia, & Pelegrin, 2007).
Parasympathomimetic effect of shilajit accounts for relaxation of rat corpus cavernosum.
Nicotine is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist with parasympathomimetic effects.
2] At physiological levels, digoxin slows the sinus rate, prolongs the AV node refractory period and has parasympathomimetic effects.