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noun 
  1. (hormone) adrenaline, Adrenaline: a catecholamine hormone secreted by the adrenal gland in response to stress (when it stimulates the autonomic nervous system); used medicinally as a heart stimulant, vasoconstrictor and bronchial relaxant.
  2. (neurotransmitter) A neurotransmitter which is synthesized from norepinephrine.
Translations: 
  • German: Epinephrin
  • Italian: epinefrina
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Etymology: From Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, , upon, lang=grc) + (term, sc=polytonic, , , kidney, lang=grc) + (term, -ine).


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