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Anaphylactic Shock

The origins of the word anaphylactic shock come from the Greek for 'non-healing, it is a severe life threatening allergic reaction that in most cases needs immediate medical attention.

This type of severe allergic reaction is treated with an injection of adrenaline to either the arm or leg.

Individuals who have previously experienced such a reaction usually carry an 'adrenaline pen' that can inject a life saving dose of adrenaline in the event of similar reaction occurring again this is usually administered to the upper arm or upper thigh.

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