EMT-B CHAPTER 16

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EMT-B CHAPTER 16
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EMT-B VOCABULARY CHAPTER 16
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  1. allergen
    A substance that causes an allergic reaction.
  2. allergic reaction
    The body''s exaggerated immune response to an internal or surface agent
  3. anaphylaxis
    An extreme, possibly life-threatening systemic allergic reaction that may include shock and respiratory failure.
  4. envenomation
    The act of injecting venom.
  5. epinephrine
    A medication that increases heart rate and blood pressure but also eases breathing problems by decreasing muscle tone of the bronchiole tree; you may be allowed to help the patient self-administer the medication.
  6. histamines
    Substance released by the immune system in allergic reactions that are responsible for many of the symptoms of anaphylaxis.
  7. leukotrienes
    Chemical substances that contribute to anaphylaxis; released by the immune system in allergic reactions
  8. stridor
    A harsh, high-pitched, crowing inspiratory sound, such as the sound often heard in acute laryngeal (upper airway) obstruction
  9. toxin
    A poison or harmful substance.
  10. urticaria
    Small spots of generalized itching and/or burning that appear as multiple raised areas on the skin; hives.
  11. wheal
    A raised, swollen, well-defined area on the skin resulting from an insect bite or allergic reaction.
  12. wheezing
    A high-pitched, whistling breath sound, characteristically heard on expiration in patients with asthma or COPD.

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