Definition of epinephrine in English:

epinephrine

noun

Biochemistry
another term for adrenaline
  • ‘The pancreatic hormone exerts an opposing effect to that of glucagon and epinephrine.’
  • ‘While you may not be at such an extreme stage, striving, failure and self - criticism lead to stress, which floods the blood with hormones epinephrine and cortisol.’
  • ‘In addition to their effects as neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and epinephrine can influence the rate of metabolism.’
  • ‘This adrenaline rush is an effect caused by the adrenal glands in the body manufacturing epinephrine, cortisol, and norepinephrine.’
  • ‘And as the day goes on, your body makes less cortisol, less epinephrine.’

Origin

Late 19th century from epi-‘above’ + Greek nephros ‘kidney’ + -ine.

Pronunciation

epinephrine

/ˌɛpɪˈnɛfrɪn/ /ˌɛpɪˈnɛfriːn/