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Definition of the noun adrenergic

What does adrenergic mean as a name of something?


  1. drug that has the effects of epinephrine
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of adrenergic: adrenergic drug
    • more generic words: 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
    • more specific words:
      • phenylephrine = a powerful vasoconstrictor used to dilate the pupils and relieve nasal congestion
      • phenylpropanolamine = an adrenergic drug used in many preparations to relieve allergic reactions or respiratory infections

Definition of the adjective adrenergic

What does adrenergic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. relating to epinephrine (its release or action)

Alternative definition of the adjective adrenergic


  1. Having the quality of adrenaline or epinephrine.
  2. Containing or releasing adrenaline.


Adrenergic means "having to do with adrenaline or noradrenaline".

Phrases with Adrenergic

Phrases starting with the word Adrenergic:

  1. adrenergic drug
  2. Adrenergic receptor
  3. adrenergic agonist eyedrop

Other phrases containing the word Adrenergic:

  1. beta-adrenergic blocker
  2. alpha-adrenergic blocker
  3. beta-adrenergic receptor
  4. alpha-adrenergic receptor
  5. beta-adrenergic blocking agent
  6. alpha-adrenergic blocking agent

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adrenergic

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Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

adolescentilism adrenergic receptor expected, normal phase of adolescence, consisting of rebelliousness, concern about identity and role, instability of mood, and changeable and unpredictable behavior. Studies of nonpatient adolescents do ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

AdReneRGIc ReceptoRs, ALso referred to as adrenoceptors, are a class of G- protein coupled receptors that are targeted by catecholamines. These receptors, found in peripheral tissue, initiate a “fight-or-flight” sympathetic nervous response ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

Adrenergic. Agonists. David B. Anderson (Retired) Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, Indiana, U.S.A. Diane E. Moody...

INTRODUCTION Beta adrenergic agonists (b-agonists, repartitioning agents) have been ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Adrenergic 1. Pertaining to motor nerve fibers that release either epinephrine or norepinephrine at the nerve ending when nerve impulses arrive there. 2. Pertaining to drugs or hormones that elicit the effects of epinephrine or norepinephrine.

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

See adrenergic receptors; decongestant, ocular; naphazoline; neurotransmitter; noradrenaline (norepinephrine). adrenergic 1. Relating to a neuron that is activated or capable of releasing adrenaline (epinephrine). 2. Having an effect similar ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

adrenergic (ad′rinur′jik), adj 1. transmitted by norepinephrine or activated by norepinephrine or the other sympathomimetic agents. n 2. a term applied to nerve ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)

A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox

The net result is likely an enhanced postsynaptic receptor occupancy by neurotransmitter, leading to B-adrenergic receptor desensitization. Deficits in B- adrenergic signaling with aging are attributable, in large part, to changes in enzymes and ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

blockade adrenergic blocking agents prevent the activationof adrenergicreceptors. They maybealpha- blockers, e.g.ergot, or beta-blockers such as propranolol. a. blocking ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

Compare adrenergic, cholinergic, dopaminergic, noradrenergic, serotonergic. GABA receptor complex n. A structure that is present in certain cells of the central nervous system and that comprises three interacting neuroreceptors, the first ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

(adrenergic). A monoamine that is primarily synthesized in the ADRENAL GLAND, specifically the CHROMAFFIN CELLS of the adrenal medulla. Also known as epinephrine, it is synthesized from NORADRENALINE (or norepinephrine) by the ...

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