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  Norepinephrine



Norepinephrine

    A hormone produced by the adrenal glands that also acts as a neurotransmitter for nerve cells. Part of the fight-or-flight response.

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Hormone
A chemical substance formed in the body that is carried in the bloodstream to affect another part of the body; an example is thyroid hormone, produced by the thyroid gland in the neck, which affects growth, temperature regulation, metabolic rate, and other body functions.

Neurotransmitter
Specialized chemical messenger (eg, acetylcholine, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin) that sends a message from one nerve cell to another. Most neurotransmitters play different roles throughout the body, many of which are not yet known.

Nerve
Tissue that conveys sensation, temperature, position information to the brain.



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Norepinephrine bitartrate
Norepinephrine bitartrate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): norepinephrine bitartrate.

Norethin 1-35e-21
Norethin 1-35e-21 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone.

Norethin 1-35e-28
Norethin 1-35e-28 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone.

Norethin 1-50m-21
Norethin 1-50m-21 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): mestranol; norethindrone.

Norethin 1-50m-28
Norethin 1-50m-28 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): mestranol; norethindrone.

Norethindrone acetate
Norethindrone acetate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): norethindrone acetate.

Norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol and ferrous fumarate
Norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol and ferrous fumarate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone acetate.

Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol
Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone.

Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol 10-11
Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol 10-11 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone.

Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol 7-14
Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol 7-14 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ethinyl estradiol; norethindrone.

Norethindrone and mestranol
Norethindrone and mestranol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): mestranol; norethindrone.



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The system of cells, tissues and organs that regulates the body's responses to internal and external stimuli. In vertebrae it consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia and parts of the receptor and effector organs.

Nephrology
The medical specialty which focuses on the treatment of disorders of the kidneys.

Nearsightedness
Focusing defect in which the eye is overpowered. Light rays coming from a distant object are brought to focus before reaching the retina. Requires a minus lens correction to "weaken" the eye optically and permit clear distance vision.

Nystagmus
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Norepinephrine

Neurotransmitter
Specialized chemical messenger (eg, acetylcholine, dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin) that sends a message from one nerve cell to another. Most neurotransmitters play different roles throughout the body, many of which are not yet known.

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes
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