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re: What exactly is meant by sympatholytic?

Posted by Hud Ramelan on January 3, 1999, at 22:53:42

I take Hydergine (ergoloid mesylates), which is classified as a sympatholytic adrenergic antagonist. What does this mean, exactly? I know what an antagonist is. I guess that sympatholytic means something to do with the sympathetic nervous system and the releasing of, or the freeing of or some such thing. I know that sympathetomimetic agents imitate the chemicals of the sympathetic nervous system (ie epinephrine). But what do sympatholytics do? Why are they typically used? What are other examples besides Hydergine?




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