Definition of Adrenergic

1. Noun. Drug that has the effects of epinephrine.

Exact synonyms: Adrenergic Drug
Specialized synonyms: Phenylephrine, Phenylpropanolamine
Generic synonyms: Pressor, Vasoconstrictive, Vasoconstrictor

2. Adjective. Relating to epinephrine (its release or action).
Exact synonyms: Sympathomimetic
Partainyms: Epinephrine

Definition of Adrenergic

1. Adjective. Having the quality of adrenaline or epinephrine. ¹

2. Adjective. Containing or releasing adrenaline. ¹

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Definition of Adrenergic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Adrenergic

1. Refers to neurons that use catecholamines as neurotransmitters at a synapse when a nerve impulse passes i.e. The sympathetic fibres. Also refers to neurones that are activated by, characteristic of or secreting adrenaline (adrenaline) or substances with similar activity. (15 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adrenergic

adrenergic (current term)
adrenergic agents
adrenergic agonists
adrenergic alpha-agonists
adrenergic alpha-antagonists
adrenergic amine
adrenergic antagonists
adrenergic beta-agonists
adrenergic beta-antagonists
adrenergic blockade
adrenergic blocking agent
adrenergic bronchodilator
adrenergic drug
adrenergic fibres
adrenergic neuronal blocking agent

Literary usage of Adrenergic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"adrenergic Receptors in the Canine Kidney Cortex (40661 )1 S. MONTGOMERY, ... adrenergic neurotrans- mitters to membrane-bound receptors results in the ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the Second Nimh Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"To characterize the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor subtypes in terms of their regulation, we preincubated monolayers of these cells with norepinephrine for ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Some medical descriptors for adrenergic effects which appear in Table 1 and ... Of the 27 compounds found in this search, 19 have adrenergic effects '<5). ..."

4. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Beta 2-adrenergic receptor agonist induces IL-18 production without ... Deterioration of beta-adrenergic modulation of cardiovascular function with aging. ..."

5. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"Receptor supersensitivity (beta- adrenergic or dopaminergic) could be a neurochemical substrate for post- cocaine dysphoria or craving. ..."

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