Definition of Adrenaline:

A hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla that is released into the bloodstream in response to physical or mental stress, as from fear or injury.  It initiates many bodily responses, including the stimulation of heart action and an increase in blood pressure, metabolic rate, and blood glucose concentration.

Also: Epinephrin, Epinephrine

Topics Related to Adrenaline

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...The inner part of the adrenal (the 'medulla') produces epinephrine (also called adrenaline) which is produced at times of stress and helps the body respond to "fight or flight" situations by raising the pulse rate, adjusting blood flow, and raising blood...”


...related topic
“...Of the 50 or so hormones the adrenals make, only cortisone and adrenaline are recognized by most people...”
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Adrenal Insufficiency

...related topic
“A condition in which the adrenal gland is compromised in its production of epinephrine, norepinephrine, cortisol, corticosterone or aldosterone...”

Adrenal Medulla

...related topic
“The inner part of the adrenals, derived embryonically from spinal nerve precursors, they secrete epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine; used locally as neurotransmitters, sensitive receptors can be mobilized totally by the adrenal medullas.”


...related topic
“Sites on nerve cells or fibers which react to epinephrine or norepinephrine.”

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...[Widmann RR, Keye JD Epinephrine precursors an control of allergy...”


...our question about Tingling or burning feeling on the face
“Anxiety conditions can cause adrenaline surges which result in tingling of the face, as well as other parts of the body.”
...relationship to Magnesium Requirement
“Magnesium deficiency causes increased levels of adrenaline, which can lead to a feeling of anxiety.”

Beta Blockers

...related topic
“Drugs used to slow the response to epinephrine only (as released hormonally by the adrenal medulla), usually to attempt controlling high blood pressure.”

Caffeine a treatment
“...The following physiological effects of caffeine may enhance athletic performance ... stimulation of the release of epinephrine by the body (the "fight-or-flight" hormone), which releases fats for muscle activity...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance
“...Examples include various asthma inhalers, nasal decongestants and adrenaline itself.”


...related topic
“Any of various amines (as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) that function as hormones and/or neurotransmitters.”

Chromium a treatment
“...A drop in blood glucose levels may result in the release of regulatory hormones, i.e. epinephrine, glucagon, cortisol, and growth hormone...”

Coleus a treatment
“...Certain medications may interact with coleus: Albuterol – Supportive interaction Aspirin – Adverse interaction Epinephrine – Supportive interaction Salmeterol – Supportive interaction”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Stress Management
“...It is also known that the surge in adrenaline caused by severe emotional stress causes the blood to clot more readily (a major factor in heart attacks) and that the stress of performing difficult arithmetic problems can constrict the...”


...recommendation L-Phenylalanine
“...Phenylalanine is an important precursor for the production of noradrenaline and adrenaline thus increasing the body's ability to cope with stress...”

Ephedra (Ma Huang) a treatment
“...Both alkaloids stimulate the alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors, and in general act similarly to norepinephrine (adrenaline).  This in turn will act to dilate the bronchial tubes (for asthma, hay fever etc) as well as increase CNS and cardiac activity...”

Excess Sugar Consumption

...the condition
“...Dr. Yudkin also discovered that the increase of sugar in the bloodstream causes a sharp rise in adrenaline, the "fight or flight" hormone, which increases the body's level of stress and therefore, reduces one's ability to function efficiently as well as to get the most enjoyment from life...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...In severe cases, epinephrine, as found in a bee sting kit, may be required...”
...recommendation L-Tyrosine
“...[Widmann RR, Keye JD Epinephrine precursors an control of allergy...”
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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...our question about Strong or weak appetite
“There are several mechanisms through which IBS can cause weak appetite ... Feeling stressed or anxious because of IBS: the release of adrenaline puts the body into 'fight or flight' mode and redirects resources away from the digestive system...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...our question about How much coffee you drink
“Caffeine raises adrenaline levels and heavy coffee consumption can lead to a state of adrenal gland exhaustion, where the adrenal glands are no longer able to adequately respond to stress by releasing enough...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“Caffeine raises adrenaline levels and heavy coffee consumption can lead to a state of adrenal gland exhaustion, where the adrenal glands are no longer able to adequately respond to stress by releasing enough...”

Low Back Pain

...recommendation L-Phenylalanine
“...This is a precursor for epinephrine and phenylethylamine (PEA)...”

L-Phenylalanine a treatment
“...L-phenylalanine can be converted to L-tyrosine and subsequently to L-dopa, norepinephrine, and epinephrine.  L-phenylalanine can also be converted (through a separate pathway) to phenylethylamine, a substance that occurs naturally in the brain and appears to elevate mood...”

L-Tyrosine a treatment
“...Tyrosine is a precursor to dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenalin (epinephrine).  These three compounds are monoamines, and have effects on the nervous system...”


...the condition
“...types of antihistamine work against ulcers; Proton Pump Inhibitors relieve ulcer-like symptoms by reducing production of stomach acid, which is often increased in patients with mastocytosis; Epinephrine treats shock (anaphylaxis) by constricting blood vessels and opening airways to maintain adequate circulation and ventilation; Some types of antihistamine treat severe flushing and low...”

Migraine/Tension Headaches

...recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
“...[Widmann RR, Keye JD Epinephrine precursors an control of allergy...”

Monoamine Oxidase

...related topic
“...Type A (MAO-A) deactivates epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin; MAO-B metabolizes dopamine and phenylethylamine...”


...related topic
“...Precursor to tyrosine which is used to manufacture certain hormones (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopa, dopamine) which are important for the transmission of nerve impulses...”


...related topic
“Encapsulated tumor of the adrenal gland secreting epinephrine and norepinephrine.”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS A (Anxiety)

...the condition
“...Estrogens appear to affect mood by suppressing MAO-A while enhancing MAO-B, resulting in increased levels of epinephrine, norepinephrine and serotonin (all normally deactivated by MAO-A) and decreased levels of dopamine and phenylethylamine (both normally metabolized by MAO-B)...”

Rhodiola rosea (Roseroot) a treatment
“...During times of stress CRF leads a release of the catecholamines epinephrine and norepinephrine that alter blood glucose levels and serotonin synthesis...”


...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“...Moscow scientists stated in October, 2000 that they have shown atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels are formed because of adrenaline, a hormone that releases during stress.”

Test Histamine Levels a treatment
“...Adrenaline (Epinephrine) is the only chemical that can quickly eliminate histamine in a person...”
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