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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a device that injects epinephrine intramuscularly in the treatment of anaphylactic shock.

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  • proper noun trademark a device for the autoinjection of adrenaline; used by people who suffer from severe allergies and risk anaphylactic shock

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Examples

  • This shot of adrenaline, commonly sold under the name EpiPen, would theoretically save my life if my throat closed up in an allergic reaction.

    CNN.com

  • When someone is experiencing a severe allergic reaction, an epinephrine injection - sometimes known by the injector's brand name EpiPen - can open narrowing breathing tubes, improve blood circulation and reduce swelling, buying time for emergency workers.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • The EpiPen is a stopgap measure to buy time until life-saving care can be administered.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The EpiPen is a stopgap measure to buy time until life-saving care can be administered.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It can be administered at a hospital, or even by yourself, with an EpiPen, which is an epinephrine shot. reference title description (i.e. source, website, author, etc.)

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  • It can be administered at a hospital, or even by yourself, with an EpiPen, which is an epinephrine shot. reference title description (i.e. source, website, author, etc.)

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  • But the doctor told the family then that his reactions hadn't been severe enough to warrant carrying an EpiPen, which is a self-administered injection of epinephrine to keep the airways open.

    Victorville Daily Press :

  • He also mapped the locations of 69,000 children prescribed an "EpiPen", emergency adrenaline to be used in case of a food allergy event.

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  • He also mapped the locations of 69,000 children prescribed an "EpiPen", emergency adrenaline to be used in case of a food allergy event.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • In spite of these concerns, less than half of moms surveyed are adequately prepared to handle a life-threatening allergic reaction - 43 percent of moms surveyed said they carry or have immediate access to an epinephrine auto-injector, such as EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen® Jr Auto-Injectors 0.3/0.15 mg. (

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