Advertisement

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.
A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness

More About this Book

A Life in Balance: Nourishing the Four Roots of True Happiness

Nautilus Book Awards Winners for 2007 (category: Self-Help/Psychology/ Personal Growth) "Like many people, Kathleen Hall found that despite great success and material wealth, she had yet to identify...

Continue Learning about Endocrine System

When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good
When Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Good
Fear-mongering about hormone replacement therapy isn’t good science. For the right woman with nasty menopausal symptoms and the right man with low tes...
Read More
Is there a cure for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2)?
Jumo HealthJumo Health
There is no cure for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2). However, operations to remove the g...
More Answers
What are hormones?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
Scientists discovered the existence of hormones in the late 1890s. A hormone, which is an organic pr...
More Answers
What Are Effective Treatments for an Underactive Thyroid?
What Are Effective Treatments for an Underactive Thyroid?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.