Definition of norepinephrine in English:

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norepinephrine

Pronunciation: /ˌnɔːrɛpɪˈnɛfrɪn/
/ˌnɔːrɛpɪˈnɛfriːn/

noun

Another term for noradrenaline.
Example sentences
  • When you're under stress your adrenal glands produce the hormones cortisol, norepinephrine, and adrenaline.
  • Within the adrenal medulla dopamine is converted to norepinephrine and epinephrine.
  • As a natural response to a diseased heart, the body releases the hormone norepinephrine, causing the heart to beat up to five times faster than normal.

Origin

1940s: from nor- + epinephrine.

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Line breaks: nor¦epin|eph¦rine

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