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The medicine used to treat anaphylaxis is called epinephrine.

image of epinephrine molecular structure

Epinephrine is a substance naturally produced by the body. It is an example of a class of molecules called hormones. A hormone acts as a chemical messenger that is released into the blood and sends a signal to cells in other parts of the body.

Continue to see a handout that is similar to that used by school personnel who need to be able to react to a student experiencing anaphylaxis.