Definition of noradrenaline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnôrəˈdrenələn/
(also noradrenalin)


Another term for norepinephrine.
Example sentences
  • To date, we know of approximately 300 substances that act as neurotransmitters, including endorphins, neuropeptides, adrenaline, noradrenaline and acetylcholine.
  • The tumor increases production of adrenaline and noradrenaline, raising blood pressure.
  • This amino acid fights fatigue by pumping up your levels of the energizing neurotransmitters dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline.


1930s: from nor- + adrenaline.

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Syllabification: nor·a·dren·a·line

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