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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Herring Antibody Test (Definition)

Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more


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Clonidine, as a second line agent, directly reduces the hormones epinephrine and cortisol in the brain making it particularly useful for hypertension?

Clonidine, as a second line agent, directly reduces the hormones epinephrine and cortisol in the brain making it particularly useful for hypertension?

Less Norepinephrine: There have been two mechanisms proposed for the blood pressure lowering effect of Clonidine in the brain: stimulation of alpha-2 receptors reduce release of norepinephrine from the brain with resultant peripheral vascular dilation due to reduced sympathetic tone. The second is reduced sympathetic tone due to stimulation of the imidazoline receptors in the brain. BP and heart rate are reduced. ...Read more

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If the autonomic system is significantly severely damaged what happens if it stops producing hormones such as adrenaline ?

Adrenaline: Epinephrine and norepinephrine sometimes collectively referred to as adrenaline, are essential hormones for normal physiologic function of the body particularly when the body is under stress. They are primarily produced in the adrenal glands but are neurotransmitters as well. Their absence would be incompatible with life. ...Read more

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I am planning to take inderal for anxiety. Will it work only against stress hormones or adrenaline,so, it will not cause low blood pressure that fast?

I am planning to take inderal for anxiety. Will it work only against stress hormones or adrenaline,so, it will not cause low blood pressure that fast?

Maybe: B-blockers can be great drugs for the right anxious pt. The prescriber should be aware of your personal and family medical history. Certainly lower blood pressure and heart rate can be expected from these drugs so monitoring of vital signs will be a part of your doctor's good treatment. The brain and body are connected, so often somatic symptoms of anxiety aren't all that's improved w/ b-blocker ...Read more

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In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.

In many: ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read more

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Am i allergic to epinephrine.

Am i allergic to epinephrine.

Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but is called sideeffect like the skin of the fruit with the fruit you can still use the drug and minimize the side effects by not taking the full dose all at once also slowing down the pace of the injection sit down while injecting and lie down after. ...Read more

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Is benzene epinephrine?

No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenaline which acts as a hormone and a neurotransmitter in humans and other mammals. Structure here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/epinephrine Epinephrine includes a "benzene" ring, but the attached groups give it its unique behavior. ...Read more

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Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Can I use the epinephrine in ampule iv/im for a nosebleed?

Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body producing many other bad reactions. It is best to just hold pressure to stop the bleeding and seek medical care if this does not stop it. ...Read more

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What happens if epinephrine doesn't work during anaphylaxis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Epinephrine: Known as epipen (epinephrine) can be given uo to 3 times 5 minutes apart to get a response, usually you get a good response from first dose, unless patient is on beta blockers you may need the extra doses or need glucagon ...Read more

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What would happen if I ingest the epinephrine from and epi-pen?

Heart problems: potential potential you could have a heart attack I would go to nearest emergency room ...Read more

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How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

How effective is epinephrine (Medihaler-EPI) for treating croup?

Vaponephrine: or racemiic epinephrine is very effective for croup if croup is recurrent there is an allergic basis to it medihaler epi is epinephrine used for asthma.and is not as effective as vaponephrine ...Read more

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Can you use 0.3mg of epinephrine by syringe instead of an epipen?

Can you use 0.3mg of epinephrine by syringe instead of an epipen?

Yes: You can, however, I think there is concern about appropriate dosing and that is why the epipen exists in the first place. However, that has crossed my mind as a possibility. ...Read more

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How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

How do I tell people I carry epipen (epinephrine) if travel alone?

Simlple is best: Life threatening allergies are always a concern while traveling. If you meet up with someone while traveling let them know about your allergies. Something simple such as "i have a severe allergy to xyz which can be frightening to me and you. I always carry a an easy to use Epipen (epinephrine) in my........ May i take a moment to show you how it works?". Then show them how simple it is to use. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more