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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Pinard was initially arraigned in Central District Court on charges of armed robbery, assault with a hypodermic needle, larceny of property and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Three months after vaccination, the researchers also exposed a different group of immunized mice to flu virus and found that animals vaccinated with microneedles appeared to have a better "recall" response to the virus and thus were able to clear the virus from their lungs more effectively than those that received vaccine with hypodermic needles.
Whether you will ever hear the words: "Does my bum look big with this hypodermic needle?" is a moot point, but the reality is here.
She added that on several occasions hypodermic needles had been found in the area and had put off parents and children using the playground.
Hypodermic needles, syringes, surgical instruments and tattooing instruments used on horses must always be sterilized for each animal.
Prausnitz explains that microneedles are anticipated to be less painful than traditional hypodermic needles since "they are too small to significantly stimulate nerve endings." While only small-scale studies have been performed their results support this expectation, and additional studies specifically regarding pain have been planned.
And, unaware of the dangers associated with used hypodermic needles - such as hepatitis B - both boys examined it.
The sites commonly contain contaminated glassware, hypodermic needles, and other debris that must be properly disposed of.
The devices are said to be small enough to be injected into the body using standard hypodermic needles. Once injected, the device can be positioned with magnetic controls to carry the drugs to where they are needed.
Sandy, unkempt fields, hypodermic needles, dirty bathrooms...that's what the girls' softball teams in Brevard County, Fla., were forced to deal with during competitive seasons.
Hofmeister's effort to unseat her included ads that morphed her image into that of jail cells and hypodermic needles.
On April 18, 1996, Diana McCague was arrested for giving a clean set of hypodermic needles to an undercover county detective.