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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 previewEndocrinology (2012)

by I. Hart, R.W. Newton

Adrenaline is an x- and B-receptor agonist.

Google previewGrainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology E-Book (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 previewContrast Media (2009)

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

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

Google previewKrav Maga (2004)

An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense by David Kahn

Adrenaline is a powerful energizer and allows the body to momentarily insulate itself against pain. The body's resilience works for both Twenty-four Vulnerable Targets -- In kraw maga you learn to avoid hard skeletal bones such as the crown ...

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 previewAllergies (2012)

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed

Adrenaline is the primary treatment for anaphylaxis or in cases of emergency. It constricts blood vessels, increases lowered blood pressure, increases the heart rate and relaxes smooth muscles in the airways. It often comes in prescribed kits ...

Google previewRevolutionary Powercycles (2014)

The Science of Sweat by Giacomo Fasano

Adrenaline is a huge factor in running, find it however way you can; it is essential to rising above your potential.

Google previewChildren and Young People's Nursing at a Glance (2014)

by Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson

Adrenaline is an endogenous sympathomimetic amine with alpha and beta adrenergic activity. The adrenaline causes vasoconstriction, which causes an increase in cerebral and coronary perfusion pressure. It also increases myocardial ...

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 (2002)

by Randall Herbert Balmer

Audio Adrenaline second, to regroup. The 1838 General Assembly, however, refused to reverse the previous year's decision, and after a tumultuous session, both sides adjourned to different venues, and each side claimed the name ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Adrenaline pressure and blood volume. Others are concerned in carbohydrate metabolism, whilst others again are concerned with sex physiology. HYDROCORTISONE is the most important hormone of the adrenal cortex, controlling as it ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Adrenaline may be injected ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

adrenaline ( epinephrine) A hormone of the adrenal medulla which, instilled in the eye, causes a constriction of the conjunctival vessels, dilates the pupil and diminishes the intraocular ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

The best studied neurohormonal responses are those of the catecholamines ( adrenaline and noradrenaline) and Cortisol. Noradrenaline is the primary transmitter released by the nerves of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

Increased adrenaline secretion due to tumour (phaeochromocytoma) causes acute hypertension; can occur in pregnancy; diagnosis made by measuring excretory product of catecholamines, vanillylmandelic acid (vma) in 24-hour urine ...

Google previewHuman Biology (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of) (2017)

by Dr Robert M. Youngson

Each adrenal has two distinct parts, the inner core, which produces ADRENALINE, and an outer layer (the cortex) which produces various steroid hormones. Formerly known as suprarenal glands, which, of course, means the same thing.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Health (2004)

by Peter Brukner, Karim Khan, John Kron

Adrenaline A chemical compound that is a neurotransmitter and hormone. Sympathetic nervous ...

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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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Scrabble value of A1D2R1E1N1A1L1I1N1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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