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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 previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

adrenergic Relating to nerve fibers, tracts, or pathways in that release and are affected by norepinephrine or epinephwhich synaptic transmission is mediated by epinephrine or rine. norepinephrine. adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) One of ...

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 previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Adrenergic drugs stimulate the release of adrenaline or noradrenaline neurotransmitters, or compounds that diffuse from the end of a stimulated nerve cell across a space called the synaptic cleft to a neighbouring nerve cell, which is thus ...

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 previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise (2008)

by William J. Kraemer, A. D. Rogol

NE exerts its thermoregulatory effects via B—adrenergic receptors on skeletal muscle (metabolic heat production) and oi-adrenergic receptors on smooth muscle (vasoconstriction). Plasma NE increases two to sixfold during sedentary cold ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

adrenoceptor n (syn adrenergic receptor) receptor sites on ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2R1E1N1E1R1G2I1C3

The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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