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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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This confirms the effect of ANB exercises in reducing the sympathetic overactivity by the parasympathomimetic effect.
Neostigmine is an anticholinesterase-effective parasympathomimetic drug, used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, postoperative urinary retention, and in the reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade.
Pharmacological agents include catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, dobutamine), parasympathomimetic agents (ACh, methacholine, pilocarpine), anticholinesterase agents (neostigmine, etc.), ergonovine, serotonin, histamine, [beta]-adrenergic blocking agents, withdrawal from chronic exposure to nitroglycerin, cocaine, smoking, and alcohol.
Nicotine is a parasympathomimetic stimulant that crosses the blood-brain barrier in humans and binds to cholinergic receptors in the brain, impairing cognitive functions.
Food and Drug Administration has approved five categories of drugs that temporarily improve the symptoms, that is, alpha-agonist, beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, parasympathomimetic agents, and prostaglandin analogs.