adrenergic drug

noun
drug that has the effects of epinephrine
Syn: ↑adrenergic
Derivationally related forms: ↑adrenergic (for: ↑adrenergic)
Hypernyms: ↑vasoconstrictor, ↑vasoconstrictive, ↑pressor
Hyponyms: ↑phenylephrine, ↑phenylpropanolamine

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