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adrenaline

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Definition "fight or flight" stimulating hormone secreted by the adrenal gland in response to stress (making the body feel excited and ready for action)
  • She's an adrenaline junkie. She loves the rush that comes from roller coasters, skydiving, and big waves.
adrenaline = "fight or flight" stimulating hormone
  • She was still shaking from the adrenaline rush that came with the fright.
  • adrenaline = "fight or flight" stimulating hormone
  • You should rest. You're running on caffeine and adrenaline.
  • adrenaline = "fight or flight" stimulating hormone
  • Before every game the adrenaline flows, but this game was like no other.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • adrenaline = "fight or flight" stimulating hormone that excites the body and prepares it for action
  • Struggling, bursting with adrenaline, he finally found an open spot to get his feet under him and ran with all his power.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • adrenaline = "fight or flight" stimulating hormone
  • There was no adrenaline, no danger.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • adrenaline = hormone released to help the body prepare for action ("fight or flight")
  • I felt totally wired on adrenaline, just nuts.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • adrenaline = "fight or flight" stimulating hormone
  • A new surge of adrenalin sent the weary army in full flight to the rescue of their comrades.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • I'd be so pumped with adrenaline, I wouldn't need it.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • An adrenaline-steroid-amphetamine craziness came over me, and pretty soon I was screaming and bouncing up and down more than anyone.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • The gunslinger was pumped full of adrenalin; the car was flying along the tracks into the darkness.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • I could feel my heart beat and the fiery, enlivening flow of adrenalin in the blood.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • But, careful, she circled her craft, scenting the sharp adrenalin wafted from his pores.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The barbarian had been fighting with hardly a break for over ten minutes, but adrenalin coursed through his veins, and he barely felt winded.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • But I wanted to be with Viviana, away from the war cries, thebloodshed, away from the adrenalin pumping up our speech and walk.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Rod felt cold ripple of adrenalin shock trickle down his back and out his finger tips.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Everybody else was dragging, waiting for practice to end, but the adrenaline was flowing for me.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Yet even the adrenalin and bloodlust that pumped through their veins could not dispel the exhaustion from their hard march.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • ... I woke up, I didn't know where I was or who I was with, I got panicky ... adrenalin was released and I got short-winded.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Something disturbs me ... adrenalin's pumped in my blood and I get short-winded, that's all, that's all there is to it.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire

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