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adrenaline \adrenaline\ n. 1. .

Syn: epinephrine, adrenalin

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also Adrenalin (trademark name), coined 1901 by Japanese chemist Jokichi Takamine (1853-1922), who discovered it, from Modern Latin adrenal (see adrenal) + chemical suffix -ine (2). Adrenaline rush was in use c.1970.


n. (context hormone English) An alternative name for epinephrine; the hormone and neurotransmitter.


n. a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action [syn: epinephrine, epinephrin, Adrenalin]

Adrenaline (album)

Adrenaline is the debut album by American alternative metal band Deftones, released in 1995 by Maverick Records. A hidden track on the album, "Fist", was produced by Ross Robinson, while the rest of the album was produced by Terry Date. The album's cover art depicts an enema syringe.

Adrenaline (disambiguation)

Adrenaline is a hormone and neurotransmitter also known as epinephrine.

Adrenaline or adrenalin may also refer to:

  • Adrenaline (album), by the Deftones
  • Adrenalin (band), an American rock group
  • Adrenaline (novel), by James Robert Baker
  • Adrenalin: Fear the Rush, a 1996 action film
  • Adrenalin, a trademarked adrenaline product of Parke-Davis; see Epinephrine
  • "Adrenaline", a song by Bauhaus on the album Go Away White
  • "Adrenaline", a song by Emma Pollock on the album Watch the Fireworks
  • "Adrenaline" (Gavin Rossdale song)
  • "Adrenaline" (Shinedown song)
  • " Adrenalin", a 1980 single by Throbbing Gristle
  • ADRenalin (Luxembourg), the youth wing of the Alternative Democratic Reform Party, a conservative political party in Luxembourg
  • Adrenaline (series), a series of high-speed racing games for the PC
  • Adrenaline (film), a 2015 film
Adrenaline (novel)

Adrenaline is the first novel written by James Robert Baker (1946–1997), an American author of sharply satirical, predominantly gay-themed transgressional fiction.

Adrenaline (Shinedown song)

"Adrenaline" is the fifth single from American rock band Shinedown's fourth studio album, Amaryllis.

Adrenaline (film)

Adrenaline is a 2015 movie directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins and starring John Schneider, Charlene Amoia and Gregory Alan Williams. It concerns a drag racer who is left paraplegic by a car crash.

Usage examples of "adrenaline".

Charlotte Simmons gave off waves and waves of shiftlessness, incompetence, irresponsibility, sloth, flabby character, and the noxious funk of flesh abloom with heat, sweat, fear, and adrenaline.

Her metabolic enhancer kicked in, flooding her body with extra adrenaline and inducing extra adenosine triphosphate.

Adrenaline still raced through his body, and he threw off one guard and drove his fist into the abdomen of the other, yanking the gladius from his scabbard as he fell.

Listen: a machine-gun rattle of silver coins as they tumble and spurt down into a slot machine tray and overflow onto monogrammed carpets is replaced by the siren clangor of the slots, the jangling, blippeting chorus swallowed by the huge room, muted to a comforting background chatter by the time one reaches the card tables, the distant sounds only loud enough to keep the adrenaline flowing through the gamblers veins.

With a rush of adrenaline, Laree rolled out of his grip and off her bed.

I read the extract half-heartedly and found it sheer gobbledegook, with terms such as capillary beds, adrenaline and noradrenaline, biochemical responses, inhibitory cells and the like.

Stoddard and Razer both found fresh determination in the rush of adrenaline.

Figures and signs running along the outer edges of the image showed Reigner Two to be in perfect health at this point, if a little high in adrenaline.

One thing about horror, it gives you a supreme unleaded adrenaline rush.

A number of the Kouriers are taking advantage of this sound track to style up and down the banks of the river, only Vitaly, live, can get their adrenaline pumping hard enough to enable them to skate a sharp bank at eighty miles per hour plus without doing a wilson into the crete.

My uncle goes for a wheezer of adrenaline spray and resumes puffing as hard as he can, smiling tightly and waving away both my concern and his discomfort.

Releasing the light field Wounder from the holster at her hip, she held it confidently, her senses rioting and sending adrenaline coursing through her as she walked to the vehicle.

But Britt knows that slow, deep breaths will bring in the oxygen needed to metabolize away the residue of adrenaline and free his body from the influence of this powerful, primitive hormone that was instinctively released by his brain in the face of the death out there on the track.

Jenny mourned the loss of the sexual adrenaline that had her on edge in the racquetball court and again at the window a few moments ago watching the free show across the courtyard before things ventured into a potentially frightening dimension.

His heart thrums through his head, and liquorlike adrenaline juices pump power into his muscles.