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Doctor insights on: Where Does The Hormone Epinephrine Come From

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


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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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How come I should go to the emergency room after using an epipen (epinephrine) (adrenaline)?

Can always recur: Epinephrine may only be helpful for a short time and you can have life-threatening rebound symptoms. ...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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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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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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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


Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more