- Having an action similar to that of the compounds epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are liberated from the adrenal medulla and adrenergic nerves; term proposed to replace the less accurate term, sympathomimetic. Cf.:adrenergic, cholinomimetic. [adreno- + G. mimetikos, imitative]
* * *adre·no·mi·met·ic (ə-dre″no-mi-metґik) sympathomimetic.
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