Epinephrine

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  • Informative Speech: The Epipen

    why the EpiPen’s price has changed significantly, and lastly, the concern behind the price increase and who is affected by it. Transition Statement: In order to understand the important of the EpiPen to its’ consumers, I will begin with giving some background information about this significant creation. Body- Topical I. Background Information To begin, an EpiPen is a self-injection that people keep on hand to treat anaphylaxis. The formal, technical name for the EpiPen is an epinephrine injection, as stated on EpiPen.com. Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline, a substance released during stress, by the body. So Epinephrine is the synthetic version of adrenaline. It is the only known medication that provides an immediate response to subduing a reaction. The EpiPen is used by positioning the auto-injector about 10 centimeters away from the outer mid-thigh, then jabbing it in place for about 10 seconds. Then, you massage the injection site. As explained by the EpiPen website, when used, epinephrine narrows blood vessels so that the blood pressure increases and smoothes the muscles in the lungs to improve breathing. To reduce the allergic reaction, it increases the heart rate. The EpiPen has been available for over 25 years now. The Wall Street Journal article, “Mylan Faces Scrutiny Over EpiPen Price Increases” written by Jonathan D. Rockoff on August 24, 2016 states that according to IMS Health, more than 3.6 million prescriptions were written for the EpiPen last year.…

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  • Intrinsic Heart Experiment

    of 36.7 + 0.577 beats/min (N=3) was generated at an imposed length of 6 mm. Autonomic Control of the Heart: A significant decrease in ventricular contractile force was observed in the heart after the addition of epinephrine, eserine, and acetylcholine to the heart, however, no significant change in ventricular contractile force was observed after the addition of atropine (Fig. 2a). A maximum ventricular contractile force of 0.00137 + 0.0000577 N (N=3) was observed upon no additions. Following…

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  • Adrenal Medulla Research Paper

    Adrenal medulla:- The adrenal medulla produces the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine under stimulation by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. Both of these hormones help to increase the flow of blood to the brain and muscles to improve the “fight-or-flight” response to stress. These hormones also work to increase heart rate, breathing rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure while decreasing the flow of blood to and function of organs that are not involved in…

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  • Acute Stress Response Essay Introduction

    signals through autonomic nerves to the adrenal glands. The chromaffin cells in the glands are triggered and respond to the signals by pumping epinephrine or adrenaline into the bloodstream (Milosevic, McCabe). Epinephrine circulating through the bloodstream brings about a series of physiological changes. Some of the these are an increased heart rate, pulse, and blood pressure. Epinephrine acts on pacemaker cells in the heart, making them beat faster. The result of this is that the messenger and…

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  • Humorous And Non-Harmonous Snake Bite

    Traditionally, production of antivenoms have focused on four species believed to be responsible for most deaths: Naja naja, Bungarus caeruleus, Daboia russelii, and Echis carinatus. However, a number of other species that contribute to envenoming in the region have not been considered, and envenoming by these species usually does not respond adequately to existing antivenoms. The goal of antivenom administration is to allow antibodies to bind up circulating venom components before they can…

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  • Alpha Waves Reflective Essay

    This set of events causes blood glucose, blood pressure and blood volume to increase, the immune system to become stop working as efficient, and energy to increase through the conversion of fats into glucose. Whereas undergoing acute stress, starts with the sympathetic nervous system. Here the hypothalamus shoots nerve impulses into the spinal cord, which then travels to the preganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers, and finally the adrenal medulla which promotes catecholamines such as epinephrine.…

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  • Essay On Invitation To Psychology Of Stress

    “I’m so stressed” is a widely used phrase, said by many students and professionals alike who have a lot to manage in their busy lives. However, many people do not realize the mental and physical implications of stress. In Chapter 13 of Invitation to Psychology, 5th Ed., by Carol Wade and Carol Tavris, the physiology and psychology of stress is examined, along with various ways to cope with stress in our everyday lives. By understanding the body’s physiological responses of stress, we gain a…

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  • Double Fall Short Story

    The Double Fall It was a beautiful April weekend and I had just turned 12 years old. It was the day after my birthday, April 25 to be exact, and my friend had spent the night at my house. The fresh smell and sound of leaves, it sounded like the sound of wind through a forest with all the trees swaying and hearing the leaves flap in the wind. It was the late afternoon and my brother, a friend, and me were playing in the woods. We had these pellet guns and we were having a battle. It was fairly…

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  • Sympathetic Nervous System

    pupils will dilate to give us a better vision in order for the body to prepare itself for survival. The preganglionic neurons of the sympathetic system are located in the thoracic and first two lumbar segments of the spinal cord and are classified as thoracolumbar. The preganglionic neurons, which secrete acetylcholine, synapse with the postganglionic neurons in the sympathetic ganglia. The ganglia for sympathetic division form a pair of chain-like structures that run parallel to the spinal cord…

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  • Personal Narrative: High Tolerance Of Pain

    Pain, everyone feels pain in their own way. There are some that have a high tolerance for it and then there are the ones that can’t handle it at all. I feel that I have a high tolerance for pain because there was a time when I was playing with my younger brother, we were sliding down the railing of the stairs of my home when I leaned too far in the opposite direction and next thing I know is that I am falling towards the ground, but not before I took glass down with me and cut my arm. At first I…

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