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Epinephrine

hormone release rise

Epinephrine, or adrenalin, hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. The release of epinephrine causes a rise in blood pressure, an increase in the heart rate, and a rise in muscle strength. Emotions like fear and anger, typically associated with “fight or flight” situations, trigger the release of this hormone.

See also: Hormone.

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