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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 adren·a·line /əˈdrɛnḷən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 adren·a·line /əˈdrɛnḷən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·re·nal·ine n. Also Ad·re·nal·in. Physiol. Chem. a hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla that acts as a powerful stimulant in reponse to fear or stress; it stimulates autonomic nerve action.  It can be obtained as a crystalline substance, C9H13NO3. It is used in medicine as a vasoconstrictor (hemostatic) and cardiac stimulant, also to reduce allergic reactions and to stimulate the heart in cases of cardiac arrest. --MI11
 Syn: -- epinephrine; 3,4-dihydroxy-1-[1-hydroxy-2-(methylamino)-ethyl]benzene.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response
          to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic
          nerve action [syn: epinephrine, epinephrin, Adrenalin]