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adrenochrome

(ə-drē′nō-krōm′, -nə-)
n.
A substance formed by the oxidation of epinephrine.
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Adrenochrome

A pigment which is generated in vivo from the oxidation of epinephrine, and allegedly linked to schizophrenia. This assertion formed the basis for the “disciplines” of orthomolecular medicine and orthomolecular psychiatry, which claim that schizophrenia, alcoholism, and other mental disorders can be managed by improved nutrition and megavitamin therapy. There is little peer-reviewed data to support the related hypotheses, which were championed by Abram Hoffer (1917–2009).
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adrenochrome

(ă-drē′nŏ-krōm″) [ adreno- + Gr. chrōma, color]
C9H9NO3; a red pigment obtained by oxidation of epinephrine.
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