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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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A novel that teems with genuine medical authenticity, Adrenaline takes readers on a high-octane thrill ride from the operating room to the recovery room to the boardroom.
Patients will be followed up in hospital and researchers will compare what happens and determine whether adrenaline works or not.
the Adrenaline Collection includes heart-pumping, specialty performance versions of some of the most popular muscle cars on the road today.
In our study, though statistically significant increases in HR and BP were found within each group, the changes were most pronounced and significant on intergroup comparison only in the adrenaline 1:200,000 group after infiltration.
As part of the move, the Adrenaline creative talents of Strickler, Gina Bleedorn, Courtney Flanegan and Gisella Klekamp will be part of the St.
And where was adrenaline when Jokichi - never more in need of his protege - suffered fatal a heart attack?
5 microgrammes of adrenaline, which post patients respond to.
Deborah Miller was one of the few who avoided being hit, but her reaction to the training session was the same as the rest - a jolt of adrenaline.
People get a rush of adrenaline from doing many different things.
The body, when confronted by the stress of fear, produces two chemicals, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which combine to produce a hyped-up sensation.
NEW YORK -- Time Warner Cable Digital customers now have instant access to the Adrenaline category on Movies On Demand.
Corporate restructuring results in launch of new Adrenaline agency, separating from parent company brand NewGround
ABU DHABI, UAE, October 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Adrenaline sports fans are to be thrilled this weekend, when Adrenaline Sports Live, presented by RANI, returns to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, from October 7-9 for the 3rd year in a row.
Summary: Local tourism and travel company Arabian Pacific, who will be taking part in this year's Adrenaline Sports Live festival, presented by Rani, will be bringing something special to the three day event by teaming up with the Karen Blixen Camp to offer visitors the chance to win an all expenses paid safari to Kenya.
My target tonight is to, at the very least, make it through to watching the end of Adrenaline Hunters, which is on Sky in the wee small hours.