A 38-year-old member asked:
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Is benzene epinephrine?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenaline which acts as a hormone and a neurotransmitter in humans and other mammals. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/epinephrine Epinephrine includes a "benzene" ring, but the attached groups give it its unique behavior.
Answered on Sep 23, 2018

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