Adrenaline and epinepherine

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They're the same thing right? So why is it sometimes called adrenaline and other times called epinephrine?
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They're the same thing right? So why is it sometimes called adrenaline and other times called epinephrine?
It is both a hormone and the most common neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nervous system. Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline. It is mainly made in the adrenal medulla so acts more like a hormone, although small amounts are made in nerve fibers where it acts as a neurotransmitter.
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One is the American word for it and the other is the British word.
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Its just British vs American English (which is in turn them using Latin and Greek words respectively).

Why on earth are the above two users anon.
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Its just British vs American English (which is in turn them using Latin and Greek words respectively).

Why on earth are the above two users anon.
Thanks. Which one's British and which is American? And is adrenaline latin and epineph greek?
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Thanks. Which one's British and which is American? And is adrenaline latin and epineph greek?
Adrenaline is British and yes. I think adrenaline is more international (unlike most of these things).

Interestingly both use 'adrenal' for the gland that adrenaline/epinephrine is released from.
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