Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A naturally occurring chemical formed during the oxidation of epinephrine.

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  • noun biochemistry An oxidation product of adrenaline or epinephrine; its semicarbazone is used as a drug to reduce bleeding.

Etymologies

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

[adren(aline) + chrome.]

Examples

  • And anyone who can tell me where I got their names gets a vial of human adrenochrome.

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  • In the test tube, it is easy to change adrenalin to a compound called "adrenochrome."

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  • However, since 1954, when this suggestion was first made, all attempts to locate adrenochrome or other abnormal metabolites of adrenalin in mental patients have failed.

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  • Interestingly enough, when adrenochrome is injected into normal human subjects, temporary psychotic states resembling those of mental illness are produced.

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  • This is an abnormal metabolite, since it does not seem that adrenalin in the body normally passes through the adrenochrome stage.

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  • [6, 10] adrenochrome (slight [9]) [9] catechol [9] dehydroascorbate

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