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CATECHOLAMINE

Definition

Hormone released into the general circulatory system of fish from the chromaffin tissue as an immediate response to stress such as hypoxia. Its effects include the release of additional red blood cells from the spleen to enhance oxygen transport. It has both a hyperglaecaemic and lypolytic function; cf. adrenaline, noradrelanine and dopamine.

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