adrenergic nerve fibre

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adrenergic nerve fibre

nerve fibre that releases the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (also known as noradrenaline) at the synapse, or junction, between a nerve and its end organ, which may be a muscle, gland, or another nerve. Adrenergic nerve fibres make up the sympathetic nervous system, one of two peripheral nervous systems controlling involuntary activities, such as digestion, respiration, and circulation

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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