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adrenalin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adrenaline  \Ad*re"nal*ine\,  n.  Also  Adrenalin  \Ad*re"nal*in\ 
  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  A  crystalline  substance,  {C9H13O3N},  obtained  from  suprarenal 
  extract,  of  which  it  is  regarded  as  the  active  principle.  It 
  is  used  in  medicine  as  a  stimulant  and  hemostatic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Adrenalin 
  n  :  a  hormone  secreted  by  the  adrenal  medulla  in  response  to 
  stress  (trade  name  Adrenalin);  stimulates  autonomic  nerve 
  action  [syn:  {adrenaline},  {epinephrine},  {epinephrin},  {Adrenalin}] 




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