noradrenergic

play
adjective nor·ad·ren·er·gic \ ˌnȯr-ˌa-drə-ˈnər-jik \

Definition of noradrenergic

:liberating, activated by, or involving norepinephrine in the transmission of nerve impulses
  • noradrenergic nerve endings
  • noradrenergic nerve fibers

Origin and Etymology of noradrenergic

noradrenaline + -ergic


Medical Dictionary

noradrenergic

play
adjective nor·ad·ren·er·gic \ ˌnȯr-ˌad-rə-ˈnər-jik \

medical Definition of noradrenergic

:liberating, activated by, or involving norepinephrine in the transmission of nerve impulses
  • a progressive deterioration of central noradrenergic pathways
  • —C. D. Wise & Larry Stein
  • noradrenergic synapses
— compare adrenergic 1, cholinergic 1

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up noradrenergic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!