The word sympathetic means different things in different contexts.

  • In neurology and neuroscience, the sympathetic nervous system is a part of the autonomic nervous system
  • In music theory, sympathetic strings are strings on a musical instrument that resonate without contact
  • In psychology, sympathy is a feeling of compassion or identification with another
  • In religion, magic, and anthropology, sympathy is the belief that like affects like, that something can be influenced through its relationship with another thing
  • Sympathetic detonation, a detonation, usually unintended, of an explosive charge by a nearby explosion
  • Sympathetic resonance, a harmonic phenomenon wherein a body responds to external vibrations

Other articles related to "sympathetic":

Compensatory Hyperhidrosis
... of thermoregulatory function of the sympathetic nervous system causes latent complications, e.g ... The upper part of the body, above the sympathetic chain transection, the body becomes anhidriotic, where the patient is unable to sweat or cool down, which further compromises the body's ... Below the level of the sympathetic chain interruption, body temperature is significantly lower, creating a stark contrast that can be observed on thermal images ...
Sympathetic Resonance
... Sympathetic resonance or sympathetic vibration is a harmonic phenomenon wherein a formerly passive string or vibratory body responds to external vibrations to which it has a harmonic ... The principle of sympathetic resonance has been applied in musical instruments from many cultures and times ... pianos with the dampers raised, other instruments are fitted with extra choirs of sympathetic strings, which respond with a silvery halo to the tones played on the main strings ...
Spencer Lewis - Inventions - Sympathetic Vibration Harp
... The Sympathetic Vibration Harp was built by Dr ... Lewis to demonstrate the AMORC's principle of sympathetic vibration ...
Sympathetic Character
... A sympathetic character is a fictional character in a story whom the writer expects the reader to identify with and care about, if not necessarily ... Protagonists, almost by definition, fit into the category of sympathetic character so, however, do many supporting characters and even villains ...
Sacral Ganglia
... The sacral ganglia are paravertebral ganglia of the sympathetic trunk.39 As the sympathetic trunk heads inferiorly down the sacrum, it turns medially ... Near the coccyx, the right and left sympathetic trunks join to form the ganglion impar ...

Famous quotes containing the word sympathetic:

    A sympathetic look always makes me feel sorry for myself.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    It is a doctrine alike of the oldest and of the newest philosophy, that man is one, and that you cannot injure any member, without a sympathetic injury to all the members.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What makes revolutionists is either self-pity, or indignation for the sake of others, or a sympathetic perception of the dominant undercurrent of progress in things. The nature before us is revolutionist from the direct sense of personal worth,... that pride of life, which to the Greek was a heavenly grace.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)