noradrenaline

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Then the researchers used their optogenetic off switch to block the release of noradrenaline, and this made the mice even more hesitant. S. Hussain Hussain Ather, Scientific American, 29 July 2022 Other research indicates that higher levels of noradrenaline could reduce inflammation. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol can elevate blood pressure, lead to muscle tension, and can cause stomach pain. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Levophed is basically an injection of noradrenaline, which counters the symptoms created by excess adrenaline. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 Levophed is basically an injection of noradrenaline, which counters the symptoms created by excess adrenaline. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 Levophed is basically an injection of noradrenaline, which counters the symptoms created by excess adrenaline. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 Levophed is basically an injection of noradrenaline, which counters the symptoms created by excess adrenaline. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 Levophed is basically an injection of noradrenaline, which counters the symptoms created by excess adrenaline. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noradrenaline was in 1932

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Cite this Entry

“Noradrenaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noradrenaline. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

noradrenaline

noun

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

Medical Definition

noradrenaline

noun

nor·​adren·​a·​line
variants also noradrenalin

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