HyperDic: epinephrine

English > 1 sense of the word epinephrine:
NOUNbodyepinephrine, epinephrin, adrenaline, Adrenalina catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin)
English > epinephrine: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action.
Synonymsepinephrin, adrenaline, Adrenalin
BroadercatecholamineAny of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
hormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
neurotransmitterA neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressorAny agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel
Spanishadrenalina, epinefrina
Catalanadrenalina, epinefrina
Adjectivesadrenergicrelating to epinephrine (its release or action)
antiadrenergicrelating to blocking or reducing adrenergic effects in the body

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