[ UK /ˈɛpɪnˌɛfɹiːn/ ]
[ US /ˌɛpɪˈnɛfɹɪn/ ]
  1. a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action
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How To Use epinephrine In A Sentence

  • Recent studies have revealed a correlation between prognosis in heart failure and plasma levels of such neurohormones as endothelin, norepinephrine and renin, among others.
  • 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.
  • Over time, these over-excited receptors become desensitized to the effects of norepinephrine, largely due to the effects of a second molecule, beta-adrenergic receptor kinase.
  • If a pressor agent must be used, a direct-acting alpha-adrenergic agonist such as norepinephrine is preferable because it acts without releasing intracellular amines.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for VT / VF are consistent with the adult guidelines, except that epinephrine is the only recommended pressor agent.
  • The single - or double-dose syringe is pre-filled with epinephrine, which reduces allergic reactions. Stinging insect allergy
  • • Stimulation of the splanchnic nerves, causing increased output of epinephrine and norepinephrine Meditation as Medicine
  • For example, breathing in quick abdominal breaths—the Breath of Fire—stimulates the splanchnic nerves in the abdominal cavity, and potentiates release of stimulating epinephrine and norepinephrine. Meditation as Medicine
  • These hormones include adrenaline, norepinephrine, aldosterone and corticosteroids (cortisone).
  • It inhibits serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine reuptake.
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