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adrenaline

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noun adren·a·line \ə-ˈdre-nə-lən\

Simple Definition of adrenaline

  • : a substance that is released in the body of a person who is feeling a strong emotion (such as excitement, fear, or anger) and that causes the heart to beat faster and gives the person more energy

Full Definition of adrenaline

  1. :  epinephrine —often used in nontechnical contexts <the fans were jubilant, raucous, their adrenaline running high — W. P. Kinsella>

1890

First Known Use of adrenaline

1890

Other Biochemistry Terms


ADRENALINE Defined for Kids

adrenaline

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noun adren·a·line \ə-ˈdre-nə-lən\

Definition of adrenaline

  1. 1 :  epinephrine

  2. 2 :  excited energy <Skiing gave me a rush of adrenaline.>




Medical Dictionary

adrenaline

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noun adren·a·line \ə-ˈdren-əl-ən\

Medical Definition of adrenaline

  1. :  epinephrine—recognized by the British Pharmaceutical Codex as the preferred name for epinephrine in Great Britain





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