Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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One of the naturally occurring catecholamines, a neurohormone released from the adrenal medulla and also found at sympathetic nerve endings; a precursor for adrenaline. It constricts small arteries (vasopression) and assists in muscle contraction, primarily in response to hypotension. Aka noradrenaline.

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