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adrenaline rush

A sudden increase in energy or vivacity resulting from a moment of danger or intense activity. I've never had an adrenaline rush like I had from skydiving; I was buzzing with energy for hours afterward!
See also: adrenaline, rush

adrenaline junkie

One who constantly seeks out the sudden increase of energy associated with dangerous activities, similar to the way drug addicts seek out the "high" achieved by drug use. I do about 10 skydives a year because I love the rush so much. People consider me a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
See also: adrenaline, junkie
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The acquisition of Global Adrenaline provides National Geographic with a platform for developing its own call centre and expanding its land-based trip offerings.
So, if you are not going to make a run for it or getting into a boxing match, all that adrenaline isn't going to do you any good.
The performance enhancing effects of adrenaline have given rise to the idea that some people become hooked on the feeling they experience in the face of danger.
If you or somebody you care for uses EpiPen Adrenaline Auto-Injectors, you should check the expiry date on each EpiPen device and compare it with the information on the carton.
It's edgy, it's a rush, it's the walk on the wild side and it gives them the adrenaline rush that all humans need in order to feel whole and complete.
Administration of adrenaline also blocked cancer cell death.
This study was conducted to evaluate the haemodynamic effects of 1:200,000 and 1:400,000 concentrations of adrenaline infiltration during surgical repair of cleft lip and cleft palate and also to assess whether these effects could be ameliorated by the addition of lignocaine.
6 September 2011 - Danish immunotherapy firm ALK-Abello A/S (CPH:ALK B) said on Tuesday it launched a new adrenaline pen for emergency treatment of severe acute allergic reactions in most major European markets.
7 October 2010 - Danish immunotherapy company ALK-Abello A/S (CPH: ALK B) said today it has developed an adrenaline pen for treatment of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), called JEXT, and expects the product to be available on the first European markets in January 2011.
Blair added that Adrenaline will enhance its offering of brand strategy by building on internal resources in the creation and execution of brand naming, logo and corporate identity development, and brand communication packages; creative content development, including collateral systems, point-of-sale and in-branch merchandising; Web and interactive design; and traditional creative agency services.
Adrenaline may be popular now but sooner or later a young buck will come along and take its place.
Professor Allan Colver from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, said there was little evidence that prescribing adrenaline injection kits for conditions such as nut allergies saved lives.
ADRENALINE AND THE INNER WORLD: AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE represents the first attempt in nearly seventy years to discuss the roles of adrenaline in regulating the body, and it comes from an international authority and teacher on the topics who uses his insights to address issues of stress and body regulation.
When a horse is frightened or excited, its body releases the hormone adrenaline.
Exercise can also counteract the anxiety adrenaline and cortisol may cause when they flood the bloodstream for prolonged periods.