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NOREPINEPHRINE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does norepinephrine mean? 

NOREPINEPHRINE (noun)
  The noun NOREPINEPHRINE has 1 sense:

1. a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses

  Familiarity information: NOREPINEPHRINE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NOREPINEPHRINE (noun)


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Meaning:

A catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

noradrenaline; norepinephrine

Hypernyms ("norepinephrine" is a kind of...):

pressor; vasoconstrictive; vasoconstrictor (any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure)

monoamine neurotransmitter (a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission)

catecholamine (any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland)


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