adrenaline junkie


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adrenaline junkie

A generic term for any one who seeks out daredevil activity in which the participant puts life and limb at risk, which evokes waves of endogenous adrenaline; it has been debated, however, that the euphoria evoked is not due to the adrenaline, but rather to endogenous endorphins.
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My standard answer is I fell into it, I did my first stunt when I was 17 years old and I just craved excitement and I was sort of bored with school and I was a bit of an adrenaline junkie so I went after it, and managed to make a career out of it.
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