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adrenergic

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adjective ad·ren·er·gic \ˌa-drə-ˈnər-jik\

Definition of adrenergic

  1. 1 :  liberating, activated by, or involving adrenaline or a substance like adrenaline <an adrenergic nerve>

  2. 2 :  resembling adrenaline especially in physiological action <adrenergic drugs>

ad·ren·er·gi·cal·lyplay \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of adrenergic

adren- + -ergic


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

adrenergic

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adjective ad·ren·er·gic \ˌad-rə-ˈnər-jik\

Medical Definition of adrenergic

  1. 1:  liberating or activated by adrenaline or a substance like adrenaline <adrenergic nerve fibers>—compare cholinergic 1, noradrenergic

  2. 2:  resembling adrenaline especially in physiological action <adrenergic drugs>

  3. ad·ren·er·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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