Definition of norepinephrine in English:

norepinephrine

noun

  • another term for noradrenaline
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Within the adrenal medulla dopamine is converted to norepinephrine and epinephrine.’
    • ‘When you're under stress your adrenal glands produce the hormones cortisol, norepinephrine, and adrenaline.’
    • ‘Some scientists believe that the combination of the norepinephrine and endorphins help us to learn quickly and permanently.’
    • ‘It inhibits serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine reuptake.’

Origin

1940s: from nor- + epinephrine.

Pronunciation

norepinephrine

/ˌnɔːrɛpɪˈnɛfriːn//ˌnɔːrɛpɪˈnɛfrɪn/