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adrenergic Line breaks: ad¦ren|er¦gic
Pronunciation: /ˌadrɪˈnəːdʒɪk/

Definition of adrenergic in English:


Relating to or denoting nerve cells in which adrenaline, noradrenaline, or a similar substance acts as a neurotransmitter. Contrasted with cholinergic.
Example sentences
  • Table 1 demonstrates the ability of these agents to block histaminic, adrenergic, and muscarinic receptors after being corrected for clinical dose.
  • Activation of the adrenergic system triggers the release of catecholamines, which stimulate contractility, heart rate, and blood pressure.
  • Neural tissue normally present within the thyroid includes both vasomotor fibers and adrenergic fibers.


1930s: from adrenaline + Greek ergon 'work' + -ic.

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