epinephrine
also epinephrin noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary epi- + Greek nephros kidney — more at nephritis Date: 1899 a colorless crystalline feebly basic sympathomimetic hormone C9H13NO3 that is the principal blood-pressure raising hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla and is used medicinally especially as a heart stimulant, a vasoconstrictor in controlling hemorrhages of the skin, and a muscle relaxant in bronchial asthma — called also adrenaline

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