People who have anaphylaxis need to carry an injection around with them of a drug called adrenaline or epinephrine.
If an emergency epinephrine pen is available, it should be administered immediately.
It is used by the body to make melanin and several hormones, including epinephrine and thyroxin.
These drugs are related to the body's normal stimulant hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine.
Adrenaline-Another name for epinephrine, the hormone released by the adrenal glands in response to stress.
In response to stimulation, chromaffin cells secrete the hormone epinephrine directly into the blood.
The primary hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla is epinephrine.
Decongestant drugs are chemically similar to epinephrine and norepinethrine, which are hormones that cause excitation in the body.
Aerosolized racemic epinephrine as well as oral dexamethasone (a steroid) may be used to help shrink the upper airway swelling.
Emergency medical kits containing self-administrable epinephrine to counter anaphylactic shock are available for allergic children and should be carried by them at all times.
The outer tissue of the glands (cortex) produces several steroid hormones, while the inner tissue (medulla) produces the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine.
The most common emergency treatment involves injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) to stop the release of histamines and relax the muscles of the respiratory tract.
A child with known severe allergic reactions should be carrying an allergy kit with epinephrine; if not, treatment will have to be delayed until emergency personnel can provide the required medication.
After 10 to 15 minutes, if symptoms are still significant, another dose of epinephrine can be injected.
Other treatments may be given by medical personnel, including oxygen, intravenous fluids, breathing medications, and possibly more epinephrine.
The epinephrine may make the child feel shaky and have a rapid, pounding pulse, but these are normal side effects and are only dangerous to those with heart problems.
Steroids and antihistamines may also be given but are usually not as helpful initially as epinephrine.
In addition, children with a history of allergic reactions should carry an emergency kit containing injectable epinephrine and chewable antihistamine and be instructed in its use.
Also, the epinephrine solution should be clear; if it is pinkish brown, it should be discarded and replaced.
The simplest kit to use is the Ana-kit, which contains a sterile syringe preloaded with two doses of epinephrine with a stop between.
Another commonly used kit is the Epi-Pen, which carries a single self-injecting, spring-loaded syringe of epinephrine.
Severe angioedema requires an immediate injection of epinephrine (a form of adrenaline) and further observation in a hospital.
Anaphylaxis requires an immediate injection of epinephrine into a thigh muscle.
Epinephrine opens the air passageways and improves blood circulation.
Airway swelling may require emergency injection of epinephrine (adrenaline).
The initial effect results in part from the drug's stimulation of the adrenal glands and resulting release of epinephrine into the blood.
Epinephrine causes several physiological changes: it temporarily narrows the arteries, raises the blood pressure, raises the levels of fat in the blood, and increases the heart rate and flow of blood from the heart.
Some researchers think epinephrine contributes to smokers' increased risk of high blood pressure.
The physician will treat the child with epinephrine (adrenaline), which is usually given as an injection into the arm.
After a child has experienced a severe allergic reaction and received emergency treatment, the doctor may write a prescription for a self-injecting epinephrine device.
However, sometimes epinephrine is not enough, and other treatment may be needed.
Whenever children with a known severe insect sting allergy are stung, they should receive prompt medical attention, even if they have received an epinephrine injection.
The emergency condition of anaphylaxis is treated with injection of adrenaline, also known as epinephrine.
The body converts phenylalanine into l-tyrosine, another amino acid, which is the precursor to brain chemicals include dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine.
It's often taken by people dealing with depression and anxiety disorders to boost the amount of dopamanine, epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body.
The body releases neurotransmitters called epinephrine when you exercise at a certain level.
Sometimes called a runner's high, epinephrine produces a very positive feeling in both men and women.
Steroids or epinephrine may also be given, and regular observation will be necessary to ensure you're responding well to the treatments.
A breathing tube may be placed in the trachea, and antihistamines, epinephrine and steroids may be injected.
Parents should also have on hand an emergency epinephrine-filled syringe like those found in bee-sting kits, or an epinephrine pen.
Epinephrine (adrenalin) is the most common.
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