epinephrine

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi, upon) + νεφρός (nephros, kidney) + -ine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛpɪˈnɛfɹɪn/

Noun[edit]

epinephrine (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry) A catecholamine hormone and neurotransmitter; as a hormone, secreted by the adrenal gland in response to stress (when it stimulates the autonomic nervous system); as a neurotransmitter, synthesized from norepinephrine.

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  • (hormone and neurotransmitter): adrenalin, adrenaline, 4,5-β-trihydroxy-N-methylphenethylamine

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