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adrenergic

adrenergic

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

Definition of ADRENERGIC

1
:  liberating, activated by, or involving adrenaline or a substance like adrenaline <an adrenergic nerve>
2
:  resembling adrenaline especially in physiological action <adrenergic drugs>
ad·ren·er·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ADRENERGIC

adren- + -ergic
First Known Use: 1934

adrenergic

adjective ad·ren·er·gic \ˌad-rə-ˈnər-jik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADRENERGIC

1
:  liberating or activated by adrenaline or a substance like adrenaline <adrenergic nerve fibers>—compare cholinergic 1, noradrenergic
2
:  resembling adrenaline especially in physiological action <adrenergic drugs>
ad·ren·er·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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