adrenergic (ad-re-ner´jik)

1. Relating to nerve cells or fibers of the autonomic nervous system that employ norepinephrine as their neurotransmitter. Cf. cholinergic. 2. Relating to drugs that mimic the actions of the sympathetic nervous system. See a-adrenergic receptors, under receptor, beta-adrenergic receptors, under receptor. [adren- + G. ergon, work]


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