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any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland

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Adipocyte lipolysis is physiologically stimulated by catecholamine hormones.
Adipocyte lipolysis is also stimulated by catecholamine hormones by elevating cellular cAMP content and activating cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) (Londos et al.
The patients had blood concentrations of catecholamine hormones that were more than seven times normal and two to three times as great as those in five patients having heart attacks triggered by coronary artery blockages.
Research has shown how the body reacts to stress by activating the adrenal glands, which secrete catecholamine hormones into the bloodstream and trigger the aggressive fight-or-flight response.