From sympathetic nervous system + -mimetic (derived from μιμεῖσθαι [to imitate]).

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(medicine) That produces effects similar to those of the sympathetic nervous system
Sympathomimetic drugs are stimulant compounds which mimic the effects of neurotransmitter substances of the sympathetic nervous system such as catecholamines, epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine(noradrenaline), dopamine, etc.
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Sympathomimetic is an adjective (although it can be used as a noun to refer to agents with sympathomimetic effects) that refers to substances that increase the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, usually by increasing the concentrations of adrenaline and/or noradrenaline in the synaptic cleft or in the plasma.

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