Definition of adrenolytic in English:

adrenolytic

adjective

Pharmacology
  • 1Destructive of the adrenal gland or its function; suppressing adrenal function, especially hormone synthesis by the cortex.

  • 2Blocking or inhibiting the effect of adrenergic nerves or neurotransmitters.

noun

Pharmacology
  • An adrenolytic substance or agent.

Origin

Early 20th century. From adreno- + -lytic.

Pronunciation:

adrenolytic

/əˌdriːnə(ʊ)ˈlɪtɪk//əˌdrɛnə(ʊ)ˈlɪtɪk/