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Adrenine a.k.a. Epinephrine is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are two separate but related hormones secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. They are also produced at the ends of sympathetic nerve fibres, where they serve as chemical mediators for conveying the nerve impulses to effector organs. The investigation of the pharmacology of epinephrine made a major contribution to the understanding of the autonomic system and the function of the sympathetic system. Epinephrine remains a useful medicine for several emergency indications. This is despite its non-specific action on adrenoceptors and the subsequent development of multiple selective medicines that target subtypes of the adrenoceptors. The word adrenaline is used in common parlance to denote increased activation of the sympathetic system associated with the energy and excitement of the fight-or-flight response. The influence of adrenaline is mainly limited to a metabolic effect and bronchodilation effect on organs devoid of direct sympathetic innervation.

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

by Thomas Nordegren

Adrenine Adrenaline. Adrenitis Adrenaline. Adrenoceptive Pertaining to the sites on effector organs that are acted upon by adrenergic transmitters. Adrenoceptor Adrenergic receptor. Adrenochrome 1. A red (pink adrenaline) derivate of ...

Google previewPocket dictionary of biochemistry (2000)

by Peter Reuter

Adrenalin nt adrenaline, adrenin, adrenine, epinephrine. adrenalotrop adj. adrenalotropic. adrenerg adj. adrenergic. nicht adre- nerg non-adrenergic. adrenergisch adj. adrenergic. Adreno- prüf, adrenal, adrenic, adren(o)-. adrenocortical adj.

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

adrenine or adrenin see adrenaline. adrenitis see adrenalitis. adreno- a combining form meaning "relating to the adrenal glands." adrenochrome Biochemistry. CyH9NOv a compound derived from the adrenal ...

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