adrenaline definition

  • noun:
    • See epinephrine.
    • an alternative solution name for epinephrine; the hormone and neurotransmitter.
    • .
    • a catecholamine released by the adrenal medulla responding to tension (trade title Adrenalin); encourages autonomic nerve activity
  • others:
    • a hormone released by the adrenal medulla that will act as a powerful stimulant in reponse to fear or stress; it stimulates autonomic nerve action. It can be obtained as a crystalline material, C9H13NO3. It really is used in medicine as a vasoconstrictor (hemostatic) and cardiac stimulant, and also to lower allergic reactions and stimulate the center in instances of cardiac arrest.

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