adrenergic [ad΄rə nʉr′jik]
[< ADRENO- + Gr erg(on), WORK + -IC]
1. releasing epinephrine or a similar substance [the adrenergic nerves of the sympathetic nervous system]
2. like epinephrine in chemical activity [an adrenergic drug]

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