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noradrenalin

Definition:

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

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

noradrenalins

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C8H11NO3 [chemical formula] | noradrenaline | norepinephrin | norepinephrine | NA [abbreviation] | NE [abbreviation] | norepi [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"nor-" + "adrenaline"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Norepinephrine | norepi | NE | noradrenaline | NA | NAd | norad | noradrenergic | Noradrenaline [synonym] | ...

a catecholamine with multiple roles including as a hormone and a neurotransmitter. Areas of the body that produce or are affected by norepinephrine are described as noradrenergic. The terms noradrenaline and norepinephrine are interchangeable, with ... (35 of 5593 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Norepinephrine

Collins Dictionary:

noradrenalin | noradrenaline | norepinephrine [United States, sense-specific] | C8H11NO3 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

Same as "noradrenaline" | a hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla, increasing blood pressure and heart rate, and by the endings of sympathetic ... (22 of 243 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/noradrenalin

Random House Dictionary:

norepinephrine | noradrenalin | noradrenaline [synonym, sense-specific]

[physiology] a neurotransmitter, released by adrenergic nerve terminals in ... | [pharmacology] a commercial form of this substance used for emergency ... (20 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/norepinephrine

Oxford Dictionary:

noradrenaline | noradrenalin

Syllabification: (nor·a·dren·a·line) | another term for "norepinephrine". (6 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/noradrenaline

Britannica Encyclopedia:

epinephrine and norepinephrine [hormone] | epinephrine | norepinephrine | adrenaline | noradrenaline

epinephrine and norepinephrine two separate but related hormones secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. They are also produced at the ends of ... (24 of 393 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190049​/epinephrine-and-norepinephrine

Columbia Encyclopedia:

norepinephrine

a neurotransmitter in the catecholamine family that mediates chemical communication in the sympathetic nervous system, a branch of the autonomic ... (20 of 167 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0835866​.html

Merriam-Webster:

norepinephrine | C8H11NO3 [chemical formula] | noradrenaline [norepinephrine]

a monoamine .. that is a neurotransmitter in postganglionic neurons of the sympathetic nervous system and in some parts of the central nervous system, ... (24 of 59 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/norepinephrine

American Heritage Dictionary:

norepinephrine | noradrenaline | C8H11NO3 [chemical formula]

A substance, ..., both a hormone and neurotransmitter, secreted by the adrenal medulla and the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system to ... (23 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/norepinephrine

New World Dictionary:

norepinephrine | C8H11NO3 [chemical formula] | noradrenaline

a hormone or neurotransmitter, ..., related to epinephrine, that is used medically to constrict blood vessels and to stop bleeding: it's secreted by ... (23 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/norepinephrine

Wiktionary:

norepinephrine [biochemistry] | noradrenaline [synonym] | phenethylamine [type of] | catecholamine [type of]

A neurotransmitter found in the locus coeruleus which is synthesized from dopamine. (12 of 25 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/norepinephrine

Macmillan British Dictionary:

NA [abbreviation]

North America (2 of 3 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/NA

Cambridge Dictionary:

NE [abbreviation]

northeast or northeastern (3 of 12 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ne

Encarta Dictionary:

norepinephrine | noradrenaline [British]

a hormone, secreted by the adrenal gland and similar to epinephrine, that is the principal neurotransmitter of sympathetic nerve endings supplying the ... (22 of 61 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861683774​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

noradrenaline [biochemistry]

First use: 1930s

Origin: "nor-" + "adrenaline"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/noradrenaline

nor- [chemistry]

Origin: normal, originally used to refer to a compound without methyl substituents

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/nor--

nor-

Origin: normal

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/nor--

adrenaline | adrenalin

First use: early 20th century

Origin: "adrenal" + "-ine4"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/adrenaline

Wiktionary:

noradrenaline [British]

Origin: nor- + adrenaline.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/noradrenaline

nor- [organic chemistry]

Origin: An abbreviation of normal.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/nor-

adrenaline [biochemistry] | adrenalin

Origin: adrenal + -ine.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adrenaline

New World Dictionary:

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

noradrenaline | noradrenalin

Audio: British English pronunciation of "noradrenaline"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/noradrenaline

the Free Dictionary:

noradrenaline

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "noradrenaline"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "noradrenaline" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/noradrenaline

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

noradrenaline

Audio: North American pronunciation of "noradrenaline"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=noradr​01 word=noradrenaline

YourDictionary Audio:

noradrenaline

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "noradrenaline" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/noradrenaline

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