epinephrin : Definition, Usages, News and More

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epinephrin


  • n  a catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress (trade name Adrenalin); stimulates autonomic nerve action

  • Sure enough, after epinephrine was administered, the patient lost consciousness and drifted toward death although just before he died, the simulation ended.
  • When the threat passes, epinephrine and norepinephrine levels drop, but if danger comes too often they can damage the arteries.
  • A few months before Noah went off to camp, she woke up one night to find him covered in hives, coughing and gasping, and she had to jam a syringe full of epinephrine into his thigh .
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  • States enact laws to stock epinephrine at schools
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a third-grade student who had been stung by a wasp developed welts on his neck and had trouble breathing, school nurse Amanda Williams had the necessary dose of epinephrin
    Oct. 18, 2013 - The Palladium-Times

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