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adrenaline (epinephrine)

A hormone secreted by the medulla of the adrenal gland, especially in times of stress or in response to fright or shock. Its main actions are to increase blood pressure and to mobilise tissue reserves of glucose (leading to an increase in the blood glucose concentration) and fat, in preparation for flight or fighting.