Definition of adrenolytic in English:

adrenolytic

adjective

Pharmacology
  • 1Destructive of the adrenal gland or its function; suppressing adrenal function, especially hormone synthesis by the cortex.

  • 2Blocking or inhibiting the effect of adrenergic nerves or neurotransmitters.

Pronunciation

adrenolytic

/əˌdriːnə(ʊ)ˈlɪtɪk/ /əˌdrɛnə(ʊ)ˈlɪtɪk/

noun

Pharmacology
  • An adrenolytic substance or agent.

Pronunciation

adrenolytic

/əˌdriːnə(ʊ)ˈlɪtɪk/ /əˌdrɛnə(ʊ)ˈlɪtɪk/

Origin

Early 20th century. From adreno- + -lytic.