hypodermic needle


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hypodermic needle

[¦hī·pə¦dər·mik ′nēd·əl]
(medicine)
A hollow needle, with a slanted open point, used for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections of fluid.
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Police found several hypodermic needles on the ground where the men were fighting.
All sharps, including but not limited to used hypodermic needles and lancers, must be enclosed in puncture-proof containers before dropping them into the kiosk container.
In the study, one group of mice received the influenza vaccine using traditional hypodermic needles injecting into muscle; another group received the vaccine through dissolving microneedles applied to the skin, while a control group had microneedle patches containing no vaccine applied to their skin.
The maximum penalty for assault and battery with a hypodermic needle or syringe or any instrument adapted for the administering of controlled or other substances by injection is 15 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine.
Two members of staff were threatened with a hypodermic needle as the pair demanded cash.
WORCESTER - A man armed with a hypodermic needle robbed a Park Avenue bank Monday morning.