[ ep-ee-pen ]
/ ˈɛp iˌpɛn /
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the brand name of a medical injecting device that delivers a dose of epinephrine, used to treat severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
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Medical definitions for EpiPen
[ ĕp′ĭ-pĕn′ ]
A trademark for a self-injection kit containing epinephrine, used intramuscularly for anaphylactic shock.
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