Bio Index: 2
Nuyen Cost: 60 000¥
Legality: Permit or Very Illegal
This small, muscular sac implanted in the lower abdominal cavity is connects to the adrenal glands in the body and serves as a reservoir for adrenaline. When activated the sac contracts sending a surge of adrenaline into the bloodstream. This is highly effective in giving an extra boost as it makes a character temporarily stronger and faster. However the pump is triggered involuntarily during times of stress and can go off at inopportune moments if the character gets angry or startled.
The pumps effect only last for about a minute and when the effect ends the character crashes from system shock and fatigue and the pump must regenerate its supply before it can be activated again, taking about 12 minutes.
ACTH hormone can be used by a character with an adrenal pump to activate it on demand and the drug MAO can suppress the effects of unwanted pump activation.
Cyberware incompatibility: These pumps are not compatible with Move-by-wire systems as they create violent uncontrollable responses.