- (physiology 2. [adj] - (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings 3. [adj] - expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelingsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=sympathetic
A division of the autonomic or involuntary nervous system that works in general opposition to the parasympathetic division (q.v.).
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A part of the nervious system which acts in opposition to the parasympathetic nervous system and which accelerates the heartbeat.
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[ See Sympathy
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Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing. « Far wiser he, whose sympathetic
mind Exults in all the good of all mankind.» Goldsmith. 2.
Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy. ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/263
1. <psychology> Pertaining to, caused by or exhibiting sympathy. ... 2. <physiology> A sympathetic nerve or the sympathetic nervous system. ... Origin: Gr. Sympathetikos ... (19 Jan 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system; `sympathetic neurons`; `sympathetic stimulation`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=sympathetic
relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; `sympathetic vibration`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=sympathetic
(sim″pә-thet´ik) pertaining to or caused by sympathy. pertaining to the sympathetic nervous system.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (a.) Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy. • (a.) Inclined to sympathy; sympathizing. • (a.) Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy. • (a.) Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or so...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/sympathetic/
(Gr. sympathtikos) 1. pertaining to, caused by, or exhibiting sympathy. 2. a sympathetic nerve or the sympathetic nervous system.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio84.html
sympathetic 1. Pertaining to, caused by, or exhibiting sympathy. 2. A sympathetic nerve or the sympathetic nervous system (a set or series of interconnected or interdependent parts of entities, objects, organs, or organisms) that function together in a common purpose or produce results impossible of achievement by one of them acting or operating al...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2073/6
Type: Term Pronunciation: sim′pă-thet′ik Definitions: 1. Relating to or exhibiting sympathy. 2. Denoting the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system. Synonyms: sympathicFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=87372
Greek syn = with, and pathos = feeling; hence, the peripheral part of the autonomic nervous system which arises in the thoracolumbar region of the spinal cord and communicates with other nerves.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
(sim;pua-thet;ik) Pertaining to the division of the autonomic nervous system concerned with activities that, in general, arouse the body for physical activity; also called the thoracolumbar division.Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
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