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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

A hormone that, secreted by the adrenal ductless glands, affects muscular action and creates more energy. In sport, adrenaline rush—the process of intensifying the release of adrenaline into the system—refers to both the physiological and psychological state of increased determination or enhanced physical competitiveness in an encounter. An adrenaline rush is therefore a condition of body and mind that the competitor seeks, or might hope to achieve, at critical points of the contest or performance. As ... ...

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