Asked Nov 4, 2019
Epinephrine ________.
increases breathing rate
increases absorption of glucose by the digestive tract
decreases metabolic rate
decreases heart rate

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Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline hormone. It is secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. It is used to treat many conditions like cardiac arrest, superficial bleeding, and anaphylaxis.

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When epinephrine hormone released into the bloodstream it increases the heart rate, blood pressure, sugar metabolism, and muscle strength. Epinephrine is stimulatory effects on α and β adrenergic receptors which produce many responses depends upon the specific receptor. So, epinephrine cause constriction in blood vessels. As heart rat...

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