aichmophobia

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aichmophobia

[‚āk·mō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of sharp or pointed objects.
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Fear of needles is called trypanophobia and as many as one in five people suffer from it, so much so that it puts people seconds off seeing a doctor or going to a clinic.
The fear of needles is recognized in medical literature as needle phobia, or trypanophobia. It has also been recognized in the research community recently as an area that needs improvement, With several companies and universities undertaking studies that seemingly portray a "death to needles" attitude.
The specific related phobias include trypanophobia, fear of medical procedures involving the use of needles; belonephobia, fear of sharp objects or instruments; and hemophobia, fear of the sight of blood.
56% of the adult population and 82% of paediatric population suffer from trypanophobia, the fear of needles.