Adrenalin



(def 2).
Contemporary Examples

Adrenalin hits you and your mind starts working very, very fast.
Dirty Harry Kevin Sessums January 25, 2009

In Musselman’s case, the thrill is probably less about money than the Adrenalin rush of a wildly successful gamble.
Crude Power: The Truth About Africa’s Oil Millions Lloyd Grove March 13, 2014

We sense, or imagine we do, the Adrenalin pumping through her system and a sly wit informing her thoughts.
Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, and the Summer of Break-Up Porn Tracy Quan August 12, 2012

You cannot be in state of relaxation if you are close to someone in a state of Adrenalin.
Is Prince William Trying to Miss the Royal Baby’s Birth? Tom Sykes June 30, 2013

Equal parts humanitarian and Adrenalin junkie, she works at a refugee center for undocumented women and children in Copenhagen.
“The Boy in the Suitcase” by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis: Interview Hugh Ryan January 4, 2012

Historical Examples

Hmorrhage is easily controlled by pressure and the use of Adrenalin.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

To minimize the hmorrhage, Adrenalin may be added to the cocaine solution.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

Lee Falcaro: (Bending over the ‘muttering, twitching carcass) Adrenalin.
The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth

The diphtheria toxin, on the contrary, produces a lesion more like that caused by Adrenalin.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

The application of cocaine and Adrenalin may allow of careful inspection of the septum.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

noun
trademark a brand of adrenaline

Adrenalin A·dren·a·lin (ə-drěn’ə-lĭn)

A trademark used for a medicinal preparation of adrenaline.

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