aichmophobia

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Related to Needle phobia: Trypanophobia

aichmophobia

[‚āk·mō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of sharp or pointed objects.
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In the case of needle phobia, however, for around 75% of people the initial increase in heart rate and blood pressure is quickly followed by a significant drop.
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Needle phobia is a recognised medical disorder, affecting approximately 10% of the world population and resulting in fear and avoidance behaviour.
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It also addresses many issues like high cost, lack of reusability and needle phobia, the report said.
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