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Definition of the noun adrenaline

What does adrenaline mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adrenalines

  1. a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
    • example: When he gets overtaken by another car, he gets a shot of adrenaline.
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • alternative spelling: Adrenalin
    • synonyms of adrenaline: epinephrin / epinephrine
    • more generic terms: pressor / vasoconstrictive / vasoconstrictor = any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; endocrine / hormone / internal secretion = the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect; neurotransmitter = a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse; catecholamine = any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland

Alternative definition of the noun adrenaline


  1. [hormone] An alternative name for epinephrine; the hormone and neurotransmitter.


  1. "Adrenaline": Add a strong musical beat to a smorgasbord of nine horny dudes, and then mix it up with their growing passion for unbridled man lust. You can feel your blood rate start to boil as it courses through your veins; you start to pant and your breathing quickens; then your muscles strain with exertion...
  2. "Adrenaline" is a 2007 action thriller film, written by Robert Archer Lynn, David Alford and directed by Robert Archer Lynn.
  3. "Adrenaline" is a film.
  4. "Adrenaline" is a film.
    • also known as film
    • genre: Suspense

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Google previewEssential Principles of Organic Chemistry (2016)

by Charles S. Gibson

Although chemically little related to thyroxine, adrenaline is the active principle of other ductless, the suprarenal, glands. This compound is, at...

When pure, adrenaline is a colourless crystalline substance, m.p. 216°, readily soluble in water.

Google previewPharmacology for Dentistry (2014)

by Tara Shanbhag, Smita Shenoy, Veena Nayak

Adrenaline is a direct acting nonselective adrenergic agonist. Pharmacological actions Adrenaline acts on D1-, D2-, E1-, E2- and E3-receptors. 1. Cardiovascular system a. Heart: Adrenaline is a powerful cardiac stimulant. It acts mainly by ...

Google previewContrast Media (2014)

Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines by Henrik Thomsen, Judith A. W. Webb

Adrenaline is an effective drug for treating certain serious contrast medium reactions. Although there are no randomized controlled trials, adrenaline is a logical treatment (Resuscitation Council (UK) 2008). There is consistent ...

Google previewHow to Prepare for the AP Psychology (2004)

by Robert McEntarffer, Allyson Weseley

Adrenaline is a hormone released by the adrenal glands in response to stressful situations. 7. (C) The hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain are three of the traditional categories of brain structures. The new brain is synonymous with the cerebral ...

Google previewEndocrinology (2012)

by I. Hart, R.W. Newton

Adrenaline is an x- and B-receptor agonist.

Google previewPharmacology: Prep Manual for Undergraduates (2011)

by Dr. Tara Shanbhag, Dr. Smita Shenoy

Adrenaline is a direct acting, nonselective adrenergic agonist. Pharmacological actions Adrenaline acts on α1-, α2-, β1-, β2- and β3-receptors. 1. Cardiovascular system (a) Heart: Adrenaline is a powerful cardiac stimulant. It acts mainly by ...

Google previewGrainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology (2014)

by Andy Adam, Adrian K. Dixon, Jonathan H Gillard, Cornelia Schaefer-Prokop, Ronald G. Grainger, David J. Allison

Adrenaline is an effective drug for treating certain serious contrast reactions. Although there are no randomised controlled trials, adrenaline is a logical treatment. There is consistent anecdotal evidence supporting its use to ease breathing ...

Google previewStructured Oral Examination Practice for the Final FRCA (2011)

by Rakesh Tandon

Adrenaline is a bronchodilator and increases ventilation and pulmonary vascular resistance. It increases metabolism and blood glucose levels by increasing glycogenolysis. Lactate is increased. Adrenaline increases MAC and pain thresholds ...

Google previewBoom Harangue (2002)

by Richard Heyman

Adrenaline is an 67 Wouldn't That Be A Riot.

Google previewDentistry English for Dental Practice Textbook and Exercise Book (2013)


no Adrenaline Adrenaline is a heart stimulant as well as a vasoconstrictor, and it ...

Google previewThe Sword in the Rose (2013)

The Color of Passion by Roberto Mendoza

Adrenaline is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands; it is shown as the responsible for activating infatuation. In thousandths of a second it spreads through the blood feeding the heart and the brain. The heart muscle beats faster and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

that secretes adrenaline (epinephrine) and...

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a catecholamine, which is released as a neurotransmitter from neurons in the central nervous system ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

by William A. Petit, William A. Jr Petit, Christine A. Adamec

adrenaline A hormone produced in the adrenal cortex of the adrenal gland. Adrenaline is also known as epinephrine. Adrenaline, which is also referred to as the fight-or-flight hormone, is very important. It enables individuals to become highly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evangelicalism (2004)

by Randall Herbert Balmer

Audio Adrenaline School Presbyterians in 1837 in response to the excision of four New School synods by the Old School majority at the 1837 general assembly. The Old School charged the New School with heresy for compromising the ...

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

Adrenaline is a neurotransmitter involved in the fight-or-flight response that increases heart rate, pulse rate, and blood pressure. Some people can become addicted to the “adrenaline rush,” which happens in extreme sports or in gambling.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

adrenaline rush adrenaline response. Adrenaline increases heart rate, depth and rate of breathing, metabolic rate, and the conversion of glycogen to glucose. It also improves the force of muscle actions and delays the onset of fatigue.

Google previewThe Deer Hunter's Illustrated Dictionary (2001)

Full Explanations of More Than 600 Terms and Phrases Used by Deer Hunters Past and Present by Leonard Lee Rue

Adrenaline is a hormone, produced by the adrenal glands, that enters the bloodstream during times of stress. The hormone causes the deer to be more alert, increases its heartbeat, increases its oxygen intake, slows down digestion, and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Robert Hine

adrenaline (epinephrine) A hormone (see formula), produced by the medulla of the *adrenal glands, that increases heart rate and *blood pressure , improves the power and prolongs the action of muscles, and increases the rate ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

The inner portion of the adrenals, the medulla, secretes the hormones * adrenaline and *noradrenaline; the outer cortex secretes small amounts of sex hormones (*androgens and *oestrogens) and various *corticosteroids, which have a wide ...

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The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. (Gwyneth Paltrow)
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