Adrenergic means "working on adrenaline (epinephrine) or noradrenaline (norepinephrine)"[1][2] (or on their receptors). When not further qualified, it is usually used in the sense of enhancing or mimicking the effects of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body.

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See also


  1. ^ Brunton, Laurence; Lazo, John S.; Parker, Keith (2006). Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (11 ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-142280-3.
  2. ^ Thomas L. Lemke; David A. Williams, eds. (2007). Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (6 ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott Willams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-0-7817-6879-5.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The Physiology and Function of the Alpha-Adrenergic Nervous System". Medspace. Retrieved 10 December 2015.