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September 3, 1960

PREANESTHETIC MEDICATION-Reply

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506 6th Street Brooklyn 15, N. Y.

JAMA. 1960;174(1):93. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030010094031

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Dr. Domino's suggestion on the use of the word "sympathomimetic" when referring to atropine and scopolamine is quite proper. His comments concerning the action of these drugs is, of course, correct. I have been guilty of a common error in my application of the term. A minor defense for my position may be the fact that, though pharmacologically incorrect, anesthesiologic parlance has permitted the term "sympathomimetic" to be used with full understanding of its actual significance.

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