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Relating to or denoting nerve cells in which epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline), or a similar substance acts as a neurotransmitter.Contrasted with cholinergic
- ‘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.’
- ‘Following alarm or injury, the sympathetic nervous system is activated, adrenergic receptors are stimulated, and the contents of the gland are released to the surface of the skin.’
- ‘Table 1 demonstrates the ability of these agents to block histaminic, adrenergic, and muscarinic receptors after being corrected for clinical dose.’
- ‘Both of these are strong sympathetic stimulants which in turn may increase warmth by stimulating the secretion of adrenergic hormones such as testosterone.’
1930s: from adrenaline + Greek ergon ‘work’ + -ic.
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