adrenalin adrenalin  /əd ˈrɛ nə lɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If, during an operation, a patient's pulse suddenly stops because of anesthesia, a surgeon injects adrenalin directly into his heart.
  2. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of speeding down a freeway on a Harley-Davidson V-Twin motorcycle.
  3. The adrenaline is the problem.

News

  • Two killed in Ohio stunt plane crash

    Some people are just adrenalin junkies and live life to the fullest by performing crazy stunts. Take Nik Wallenda who’s about to walk a tight rope across the Grand Canyon without a safety net live on TV or Jane Wicker, …
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix

Quotes

  1. "It was definitely intense out there," Utley said. "It gave us that little extra Adrenalin."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Chase Utley Source: ABC News

  2. Noting corporate tax cuts announced last month and the "substantial shot of adrenalin" for manufacturers with an accelerated capital cost allowance measure introduced last March, Flaherty said: "The manufacturing sector has asked us to extend...
    on Nov 23, 2007 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Toronto Star

  3. "Adrenalin was flowing and at that point, you're just trying to see it and hit it," Young said. "He gave me a good pitch to hit. I knew it had a chance."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Chris Young Source: TriValley Central

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