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adrenaline junkie

One who constantly seeks out the sudden increase of energy associated with dangerous activities, similar to the way drug addicts seek out the "high" achieved by drug use. I do about 10 skydives a year because I love the rush so much. People consider me a bit of an adrenaline junkie.
See also: adrenaline, junkie

adrenaline rush

A sudden increase in energy or vivacity resulting from a moment of danger or intense activity. I've never had an adrenaline rush like I had from skydiving; I was buzzing with energy for hours afterward!
See also: adrenaline, rush
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Further guidance for patients requesting general information on adrenaline and anaphylaxis can be found on the NHS conditions website
The idea that a stronger cardiovascular system might help him handle that shot of adrenaline made sense.
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Thus, the current study was planned to determine if the use of TXA reduces perioperative blood loss and need for allogenic blood transfusion in patients undergoing TKA, to compare the effectiveness of intra-articularly administered TXA and adrenaline on perioperative blood loss, and evaluate the rate of complications, including the rate of thromboembolic events, in patients receiving TXA and adrenaline.
The aim of this study was to compare the practice steps of the Penepin adrenaline auto injector with the EpiPen adrenaline auto injector.
Adrenaline increases blood flow to the heart and increases the chance of restoring a heartbeat.
This study compared the blood glucose concentration in total of 60 patients with 30 patients in Group A lignocaine without adrenaline and 30 patients in group B lignocaine with adrenaline.
"Combining my personal experience with my professional life in brand messaging and design, I feel a responsibility to raise awareness and make more people familiar with the adrenaline auto-injector.
A paramedic giving evidence at the hearing admitted she was a participant in the trial, which involved patients in Wales who collapsed outside a hospital being injected with either adrenaline or a saline placebo.
* it is recommended that you carry 2 adrenaline auto-injectors at all times; this is particularly important for people who also have allergic asthma because they are at increased risk of a severe anaphylactic reaction
In this article, we systematically reviewed whether the use of intravenous adrenaline, according to current cardiac arrest guidelines, is helpful or harmful.
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Some were more personal than others and will remain so, but the main one would have to go to her observation -- or what the numbers were telling her -- that the adrenaline addiction was connected with a situation created through a parent.
It takes a lot of adrenaline to give your body near-superhuman agility to outrun predators.
Extreme sports enthusiasts are often labelled "adrenaline junkies" because of the rush they experience in potentially dangerous situations.