catecholaminergic

adjective

cat·​e·​chol·​amin·​er·​gic ˌka-tə-ˌkō-lə-mē-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce catecholaminergic (audio)
-ˌkȯ-,
-mi-
: involving, liberating, or mediated by catecholamine

Examples of catecholaminergic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sammy, Jennifer and Frankie all came back positive for a rare genetic heart rhythm condition known as catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), which can cause fainting, seizures and sudden cardiac arrest in otherwise healthy people. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 1 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of catecholaminergic was in 1970

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“Catecholaminergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catecholaminergic. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

catecholaminergic

adjective
cat·​e·​chol·​amin·​er·​gic -ˌkō-lə-mē-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce catecholaminergic (audio)
: involving, liberating, or mediated by catecholamine
catecholaminergic neurons in the brain
catecholaminergic transmission in the nervous system
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