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Introduction: Norepinephrine

Description of Norepinephrine

Norepinephrine: A catecholamine hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter in the sympathetic nervous system, producing alpha-adrenergic (vasoconstriction) and beta(1)-adrenergic stimulation (increase myocardial contractility, heart rate, automaticity, and AV conduction), and beta(2)-adrenergic activity (peripheral vasodilation).(NCI)
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Norepinephrine: levarterenol is norepinephrine bitartrate, a drug given as a vasoconstrictor.
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Norepinephrine: Precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and is a widespread central and autonomic neurotransmitter. Norepinephrine is the principal transmitter of most postganglionic sympathetic fibers and of the diffuse projection system in the brain arising from the locus ceruleus. It is also found in plants and is used pharmacologically as a sympathomimetic.
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Norepinephrine as an Organ

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The term Norepinephrine can be used for:

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The description of Norepinephrine may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Norepinephrine

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