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nor·ep·i·neph·rine

 (nôr′ĕp-ə-nĕf′rĭn)
n.
A substance, C8H11NO3, both a hormone and neurotransmitter, that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system and causes vasoconstriction and increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and the sugar level of the blood. Also called noradrenaline.
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norepinephrine

(ˌnɔːrɛpɪˈnɛfrɪn; -riːn)
n
(Biochemistry) the US name for noradrenaline
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nor•ep•i•neph•rine

(ˌnɔr ɛp əˈnɛf rɪn, -rin)

n.
a neurotransmitter that is similar to epinephrine, acts to constrict blood vessels and dilate bronchi, used esp. in medical emergencies to raise blood pressure.
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norepinephrine

(or noradrenaline) A neurotransmitter affecting various kinds of activity in the body, including blood flow.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.norepinephrine - a catecholamine precursor of epinephrine that is secreted by the adrenal medulla and also released at synapses
pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor - any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
monoamine neurotransmitter - a monoamine that is functionally important in neural transmission
catecholamine - any of a group of chemicals including epinephrine and norepinephrine that are produced in the medulla of the adrenal gland
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Norepinephrin

norepinephrine

n noradrenalina, norepinefrina (INN)
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List of Medications That Were Deemed as Requiring Central Venous Access Name of Medication % Use 23.4% sodium chloride 1 Levophed 21 Parenteral nutrition 1 Phenylephrine 31 3% saline infusing at >50 mL/h 5 (Note that, at lower rates, 3% saline can be infused through a peripheral venous catheter but not a midline catheter) Vasopressin 6 Norepinephrine 21 Epinephrine 9 Amiodarone 3 Dopamine 4 Long-term antibiotics for >14 d 14
Start's decision to increase the dose of the vasopressor Levophed occurred when plaintiff was no longer "in immediate threat" of death or serious bodily injury; instead, she relies on Dr.
During initial resuscitation, the patient was treated with maximum levophed dose and systolic blood pressure in the low 100s was obtained.