from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Activated by or capable of releasing epinephrine or an epinephrinelike substance, especially in the sympathetic nervous system: adrenergic nerve fibers.
  • adj. Having physiological effects similar to those of epinephrine: an adrenergic drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the quality of adrenaline or epinephrine.
  • adj. Containing or releasing adrenaline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. producing or activated by epinephrine or adrenaline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to epinephrine (its release or action)
  • n. drug that has the effects of epinephrine


adren(aline) + -ergic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From adrenaline +‎ -ergic. (Wiktionary)



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