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Meaning of ADRENALINE

Pronunciation:  u'drenlin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
 

ADRENALINE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Adrenalin, epinephrin, epinephrine
 
 See Also: catecholamine, hormone, internal secretion, neurotransmitter, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad*re"nal*ine\, n. Also Adrenalin \Ad*re"nal*in\
(Physiol. Chem.)
A crystalline substance, {C9H13O3N}, obtained from suprarenal
extract, of which it is regarded as the active principle. It
is used in medicine as a stimulant and hemostatic.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A stress-related hormone produced in the adrenal glands that increases heart rate, carbohydrate metabolism, and blood pressure; also known as epinephrine.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. It can act as a stimulant, increasing blood pressure, heart rate, and other functions. It is a neurotransmitter, or substance which transmits nerve signals from neuron to neuron, and is also a hormone that helps break glycogen (a polysaccharide) down into glucose (a simple sugar). It has the chemical formula C9H13NO3.
 

 

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