Adrenaline

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Adrenaline Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

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  • a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

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Adrenaline Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a hormone in the body. The Latin roots ad-+renes and the Greek roots epi-+nephros both mean into/onto the kidney, which is a reference to the adrenal glands. In medical jargon, epinephrine is shortened to just "epi" (pronounced eh-pee).

The hormone was first isolated and purified in 1901 by Japanese chemist Jokichi Takamine.



Adrenaline Sample Sentences in News


  • For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive
    Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally. Read more on this news related to 'Adrenaline'
  • Mike Portnoy Helps Adrenaline Mob Pay Tribute To AJ Pero Recap
    Former Adrenaline Mob drummer Mike Portnoy rejoined his old bandmates to perform a show in New Jersey on Saturday following the sudden death of AJ Pero from an apparent heart attack on Friday Read more on this news related to 'Adrenaline'
  • Adrenaline junkie Hoffmann getting his kicks at Bay Hill
    (Reuters) - For a self-confessed "adrenaline junkie", golf presents its own set of challenges that Morgan Hoffmann enjoys getting to grips with. The 25-year-old New Jersey native has a pilot's license, like to drive fast cars and is a former ice hockey player, but this week all his focus is on winning his first PGA Tour title at the Arnold Palmer Inv Read more on this news related to 'Adrenaline'

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