adjective Etymology: adren- + -ergic Date: 1934 1. liberating, activated by, or involving adrenaline or a substance like adrenaline <
an adrenergic nerve
2. resembling adrenaline especially in physiological action <
adrenergic drugs
adrenergically adverb

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