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What is the difference between norepinephrine and epinephrine?

What is the difference between norepinephrine and epinephrine?

Receptors: Epinephrine binds strongly to beta receptors which causes the heart rate to increase and heart to contract more forcefully. It also has Alpha receptor activity which causes blood vessels to contract which increases the blood pressure but norEpinephrine has a stronger effect on Alpha so it is used to increase blood pressure. Epinephrine would used in cases of heart failure to increase output. ...Read more

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Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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What is the difference between epinephrine and norepinephrine?

Both: Are made in the adrenal glands of the body and are released in response to a need for increased energy. The fight or flight phenomenon. The biggest difference is that nor-epi causes more vasoconstriction of blood vessels where epi causes more increase in heart rate and cardiac output through contractility. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between epinephrine and norepinephrine?

Is there a difference between epinephrine and norepinephrine?

Synthesis & Locale: Norepinephrine (ne) and Epinephrine (e) are both sympathomimetic catecholamines that are synthesized in the adrenal medulla and terminals of sympathetic neurons. Along the metabolic pathway, ne is synthesized first -- and when an enzyme adds a methyl group, you have epinephrine. Ne is the main catecholamine in peripheral tissue and sympathetic neurons. E is mostly made in the adrenal medulla. ...Read more

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What happens if I had infinite energy. could it be a problem with norepinephrine and epinephrine?

What happens if I had infinite energy. could it be a problem with norepinephrine and epinephrine?

May be thyroid: If you are not takin stimulants like caffeine or energy drinks and have a yearly physical with normal blood work then be thankful. It could be hyper active thyroid but you would also have weight loss with anxiety and difficulty sleep along with other symptom. If not seeing a physician for more than a year it may be time ...Read more

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946 norepinephrine, below 10 epinephrine, 27 metanephrine should I be concerned of these results.

Assuming: This results are serum levels. Norepinephrine level in pg/ml of 946 are high for an adult patient. Epi level appear normal. Serum levels without any more info like 24 hrs urine collection and ct results plus symptoms do not mean a lot. Patient should calm and supine for 30 minutes before collection. Assuming they are working out you for pheocromocytoma. Talk to your doctor with results. ...Read more

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Sine seratonin depletes other nerotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine...By "deplete" does it mean a permanent thing?

Sine seratonin depletes other nerotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine...By "deplete" does it mean a permanent thing?

Not correct: Serotonin does not deplete other neurotransmitters, but there is a balance especially between Dopamine and serotonin. This balance is dynamic and constantly re-establishing itself. Unless there is damage to neurons (which there can be when abusing certain drugs) neurotransmitter changes would not be permanent. ...Read more

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