Definition of epinephrine in English:

epinephrine

noun

Biochemistry
  • another term for adrenaline
    • ‘And as the day goes on, your body makes less cortisol, less epinephrine.’
    • ‘While you may not be at such an extreme stage, striving, failure and self - criticism lead to stress, which floods the blood with hormones epinephrine and cortisol.’
    • ‘The pancreatic hormone exerts an opposing effect to that of glucagon and epinephrine.’
    • ‘In addition to their effects as neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and epinephrine can influence the rate of metabolism.’
    • ‘This adrenaline rush is an effect caused by the adrenal glands in the body manufacturing epinephrine, cortisol, and norepinephrine.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from epi- above + Greek nephros kidney + -ine.

Pronunciation:

epinephrine

/ˌepəˈnefrən/