HyperDic: catecholamine

English > 1 sense of the word catecholamine:
NOUNsubstancecatecholamineany of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
English > catecholamine: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland.
Narrowerepinephrine, epinephrin, adrenaline, AdrenalinA catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin)
noradrenaline, norepinephrineA catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Spanishcatecolamina
Catalancatecolamina

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