I am little confused here. I used the term adrenoagonist and sympatholytic to describe the compound. However, my teacher says that the correct term here is adrenomimetic -term.
My understanding of Terms
- Adrenoagonist says that to bind to adrenoreceptor which prolongs the effect of NE in receptor.
- Sympatholytic - inhibition of postganglionic fibers of sympathetic nervous system
- Adrenomimetic - mimic effects of sympathetic nerve stimulation on pre- / postganglionic fibers.
I still think clonidine is sympatholytic i.e. adrenolytic (not adrenomimetic).
How can clonidine be adrenomimetic? Why not adrenolytic?