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Is benzene epinephrine?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Wingo
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