adrenaline

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English[edit]

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The chemical structure of adrenaline.

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Etymology[edit]

From adrenal +‎ -ine. It is a New Latin calque of Greek epinephrine ‎(epinephrine), coined and trademarked by Parke-Davis, subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Originally spelled without the final e.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈdɹɛnəlɪn/

Noun[edit]

adrenaline ‎(uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) An alternative name for epinephrine; the hormone and neurotransmitter.

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Noun[edit]

adrenaline f

  1. plural of adrenalina