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Meaning of EPINEPHRINE

Pronunciation:  `epu'nefrin

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

EPINEPHRINE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

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

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: one of two chemicals (the other is norepinephrine) released by the adrenal gland that increases heart rate and force of the heart contraction, and narrows blood vessels.
 
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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