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adrenalin

noun [U] (also adrenaline) uk   us   /əˈdren.əl.ɪn/
a hormone produced by the body when you are frightened, angry, or excited, which makes the heart beat faster and prepares the body to react to danger: These arguments always get my adrenalin going (= make me excited or angry).
Translations of “adrenalin”
in Vietnamese chất adrenalin…
in Spanish Adrenalina…
in Thai อะดรีนาลีน, ฮอร์โมนที่สร้างจากต่อมหมวกไต…
in Malaysian adrenalin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腎上腺素…
in Indonesian adrenalin…
in Russian адреналин…
in Turkish adrenalin, salgı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肾上腺素…
in Polish adrenalina…
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