Epinephrine — commonly called adrenaline — is our bodies’ naturally occurring hormone used during the natural stress response. When something stressful occurs, the adrenal gland releases adrenaline into the bloodstream combined with a few other hormones such as cortisol. The heart understands this as a message to pump harder, which automatically increases blood pressure, narrowing…


If you’re prone to allergies or if you ever had anaphylaxis attack, your doctor will prescribe epinephrine. It’s adrenaline injection which comes as a pre-filled automatic injection device containing a liquid solution and in vials to inject under the skin or into the muscle. It is usually injected as needed at the first sign of…

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