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Adrenalin

Adrenalin is the hormone secreted by the adrenal glands (which are situated on top of the kidneys) in times of emergency or excitement. It increases the heart rate, the blood supply, the sugar supply from the liver into the blood stream and alerts the muscles toimpulses from the nervous system, thereby getting the organism ready for 'FIGHT OR FLIGHT' when Stress is experienced. Also called EPINEPHRINE.

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