Meaning of ADRENALINE in English


a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland, particularly during intense emotional states such as fear and rage. Adrenaline increases the heart rate, relaxes bronchial and intestinal smooth muscle, and increases certain metabolic processes. Adrenaline is used to treat acute allergic reactions and asthma.

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