What is adrenaline?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Adrenaline (a survival hormone our body emits in a state of extreme stress) is produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located adjacent to the kidneys and are responsible for the synthesis and secretion of different hormones that are essential for your body to functions. Several stress hormones are produced in the adrenal glands, including epinephrine and cortisol. Adrenaline or epinephrine is involved in neural and hormonal processes in the body and is the important hormone in the fight or flight reaction to acute or sudden stress.
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Endocrine System

Your endocrine system works with your nervous system to control important bodily functions. The endocrine systems responsibilities include regulating growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and mood. The endocrine syst...

em also helps give your body the energy it needs to function properly. Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are considered chemical messengers, coordinating your body by transferring information from one set of cells to another. Your endocrine system health can be affected by hormone imbalances resulting from impaired glands. A hormone imbalance can cause problems with bodily growth, sexual development, metabolism and other bodily functions. Endocrine system diseases or conditions include diabetes, growth disorders and osteoporosis.

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