nor·​adren·​a·​line ˌnȯr-ə-ˈdre-nᵊələn How to pronounce noradrenaline (audio)
variants or less commonly noradrenalin

Examples of noradrenaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It has also been shown to improve mental health and increase alertness by increasing levels of noradrenaline by 530 percent and dopamine by 250 percent. Emily Peck, WIRED, 23 Apr. 2024 Norepinephrine, also called noradrenaline, increases your alertness, arousal and attention. USA TODAY, 10 July 2023 This dietary supplement contains an amino acid that is vital for the creation of neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2023 Exercise releases a whole portfolio of feel-good chemicals, including endorphins (which activate the opioid system), endocannabinoids (which activate the cannabinoid system), and a combination of adrenaline and noradrenaline (which stimulate the brain). Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 9 May 2023 The reason is twofold: For starters, exercise releases good chemicals from the brain including the neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 5 July 2022 Compared to SSRIs and SNRIs, which work on serotonin and noradrenaline, Wellbutrin increases dopamine, a different neurotransmitter. Jodi Helmer, Fortune Well, 26 Mar. 2023 Monoamines are a class of neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 5 June 2010 The drug is a potent triple reuptake inhibitor (TRI) which acts on the neurotransmitters serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2011

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First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noradrenaline was in 1932

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“Noradrenaline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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nor·​adren·​a·​line ˌnȯr-ə-ˈdren-ᵊl-ən How to pronounce noradrenaline (audio)

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variants also noradrenalin

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