Origin of adrenaline
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Above all else, it is clear that ISIS is an adrenaline addict.ISIS Risks Everything to Declare a Caliphate
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When we finished shooting, I had a hard time sleeping because my adrenaline was high from the previous month.Shakespeare Comes to Hulu with ‘Complete Works’
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Neither was an adrenaline junky or cowboy—few journalists are.Remembering My Sisters in Danger, The AP’s Anja Niedringhaus and Kathy Gannon
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In the latter class are included such drugs as hydrastine and adrenaline.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
- a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress and increases heart rate, pulse rate, and blood pressure, and raises the blood levels of glucose and lipids. It is extracted from animals or synthesized for such medical uses as the treatment of asthma. Chemical name: aminohydroxyphenylpropionic acid; formula: C 9 H 13 NO 3US name: epinephrine
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Word Origin and History for adrenaline
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- See epinephrine.
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Figuratively, the term adrenaline is used in speaking of a high state of excitement: “When the race began, the adrenaline really started pumping.”
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