epinephrin vs epinephrine what difference

what is difference between epinephrin and epinephrine

English

Noun

epinephrin (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of epinephrine


English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, upon) + νεφρός (nephrós, kidney) + English -ine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛpɪˈnɛfɹɪn/

Noun

epinephrine (countable and uncountable, plural epinephrines)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) A catecholamine hormone and neurotransmitter; as a hormone, secreted by the adrenal gland in response to stress (when it stimulates the autonomic nervous system); as a neurotransmitter, synthesized from norepinephrine.
    Synonym: adrenaline

Synonyms

  • (hormone and neurotransmitter): 4,5-β-trihydroxy-N-methylphenethylamine

Hypernyms

  • (hormone): catecholamine
  • (neurotransmitter): monoamine, phenethylamine

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Translations

Further reading

  • adrenaline on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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