noradrenergic

adjective

nor·​ad·​ren·​er·​gic ˌnȯr-ˌa-drə-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce noradrenergic (audio)
: liberating, activated by, or involving norepinephrine in the transmission of nerve impulses
noradrenergic nerve endings
noradrenergic nerve fibers

Word History

Etymology

noradrenaline + -ergic

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noradrenergic was in 1963

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“Noradrenergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noradrenergic. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

noradrenergic

adjective
nor·​ad·​ren·​er·​gic ˌnȯr-ˌad-rə-ˈnər-jik How to pronounce noradrenergic (audio)
: liberating, activated by, or involving norepinephrine in the transmission of nerve impulses
a progressive deterioration of central noradrenergic pathwaysC. D. Wise & Larry Stein
noradrenergic synapses
compare adrenergic sense 1, cholinergic sense 1
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