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What are the primary differences in the way the body reacts to adreniline vs. noradrenline? does noradrenline mitigate the effects of adreniline?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Differences: Adrenaline(epinephrine) raises the pulse and blood pressure and relaxes the bronchial tubes(air passages) muscles and is used to relieve asthma and severe allergic reactions. Noradrenaline(norepinephrine) raises the blood pressure and may actually slow the pulse rate. It is a neurotransmitter and thus acts on the brain and increases its responsiveness.

Answered 1/9/2014

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Dr. Raja-elie Abdulnour answered

Specializes in Critical Care

No difference: Noradrenaline is a precursor of adrenaline; the former is converted to the latter. So, actions are the same.

Answered 11/27/2017

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