adrenaline adrenaline  /əd ˈrɛ nə lən/

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. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of speeding down a freeway on a Harley-Davidson V-Twin motorcycle.
  2. The adrenaline is the problem.
  3. Lit up with the clarity of shock, the electricity of adrenaline, he constructed the outlines of the crime.

News

  1. Chicago named top thrill-seeking city in the inaugural BFGoodrich® Tires Adrenaline Index

    GREENVILLE, S.C., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Move aside Denver and Phoenix, it seems Chicagoans are the biggest thrill-seekers in the country, according to the new BFGoodrich® Tires Adrenaline Index. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Adrenaline to hold Swamp John’s fundraiser

    The Hartselle Adrenaline 02 softball team is selling Swamp John’s tickets for $10. Orders can be dine in or carry out at the Hartselle Depot Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-orders or day of event sales are available.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Hartselle Enquirer

  3. Adrenaline Mob Singer Discusses Mike Portnoy's Departure

    Adrenaline Mob frontman Russell Allen is the featured guest on the latest episode of the Wikimetal podcast and he discusses the surprise announcement from Mike Portnoy that he is leaving the group and the band's future plans
    on June 11, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

Quotes

  1. "The freestyle is just downhill," Phelps said. "The freestyle is all adrenaline."
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: Michael Phelps Source: CNN

  2. "I was trying to throw as hard as I could," Lester said. "I was trying to make it as game-like as possible and get that adrenaline going again."
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Jon Lester Source: SI.com

  3. "It's hard to get the adrenaline up to where it's going to be tomorrow when I play.," Woods said. "I'm trying to get into the rhythm of the round as fast as I possibly can."
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: Albany Times Union

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