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Adrenaline – Full Definition

Adrenaline - Full Definition

Adrenaline Full Definition
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Adrenaline  – /əˈdrɛn(ə)lɪn/ nounadrenaline; adrenalin

: a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that increases rates of blood circulation, breathing, and carbohydrate metabolism and prepares muscles for exertion.
: a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress and increases heart rate, pulse rate, and blood pressure, and raises the blood levels of glucose and lipids. It is extracted from animals or synthesized for such medical uses as the treatment of asthma. Chemical name: aminohydroxyphenylpropionic acid; formula: C₉H₁₃NO₃

The active sympathomimetic hormone from the ADRENAL MEDULLA. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic VASOCONSTRICTION and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the HEART, and dilates BRONCHI and cerebral vessels. It is used in ASTHMA and CARDIAC FAILURE and to delay absorption of local ANESTHETICS.

US name: epinephrine

1,2-Benzenediol, 4-(1-hydroxy-2-(methylamino)ethyl)-, (R)- | 4-(1-Hydroxy-2-(methylamino)ethyl)-1,2-benzenediol | Acetate, Epinephrine | Adrenaline | Adrenaline Acid Tartrate | Adrenaline Bitartrate | Adrenaline Hydrochloride | Epifrin | Epinephrine Acetate | Epinephrine Bitartrate | Epinephrine Hydrochloride | Epinephrine Hydrogen Tartrate | Epitrate | Lyophrin | Medihaler-Epi

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