epinephrine

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  • noun

Synonyms for epinephrine

a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin)

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Results: The levels of epinephrine and norepinephrine were significantly higher in patients than in normal controls and decreased under propranolol.
Epinephrine and norepinephrine are the main catecholamines released and cause sustained or paroxysmal hypertension.
For initial examination of tumor catecholamine phenotypes, designations of epinephrine-producing (adrenergic) and predominantly norepinephrine-producing (noradrenergic) tumors were based on tissue epinephrine content as a percentage of both epinephrine and norepinephrine, according to previous observations in two groups of patients with differing production of phenylethanolamine-N-methyltransferase, the enzyme that converts norepinephrine to epinephrine (11,12).
8-hour) urinary levels of the, catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine in the subjects.
Some studies have shown that cortisol levels are lower than normal and epinephrine and norepinephrine are higher than normal.
Overworking it leads to higher blood pressure and an increased heart rate by pumping too much epinephrine and norepinephrine into the blood, constricting the blood vessels.
These receptors can then no longer interact with the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine.