\ɐdɹˈɛnəlˌɪn], \ɐdɹˈɛnəlˌɪn], \ɐ_d_ɹ_ˈɛ_n_ə_l_ˌɪ_n]\
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The active sympathomimetic hormone from the adrenal medulla in most species. It stimulates both the alpha- and beta- adrenergic systems, causes systemic vasoconstriction and gastrointestinal relaxation, stimulates the heart, and dilates bronchi and cerebral vessels. It is used in asthma and cardiac failure and to delay absorption of local anesthetics.
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