Definition of epinephrine in English:


Line breaks: epi|neph¦rine
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈnɛfrɪn
, -riːn/


  • another term for adrenaline.
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    • The pancreatic hormone exerts an opposing effect to that of glucagon and epinephrine.
    • While you may not be at such an extreme stage, striving, failure and self - criticism lead to stress, which floods the blood with hormones epinephrine and cortisol.
    • In addition to their effects as neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and epinephrine can influence the rate of metabolism.


late 19th century: from epi- 'above' + Greek nephros 'kidney' + -ine4.

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