Childhood Allergies - Glossary

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Oct 19, 2016
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Glossary

Auto-injector: A syringe that contains a spring loaded needle with a preloaded dose of medication. When forced against the body with a stabbing motion, the device activates and administers a calculated dose of medication. Auto-injectors are commonly used for self administration of epinephrine (to mitigate anaphylaxis).

Anaphylaxis: Rapidly progressing, life-threatening allergic reaction.

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