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another name for mock orange and lilac (sense 1)


1. Med an instrument, such as a hypodermic syringe or a rubber ball with a slender nozzle, for use in withdrawing or injecting fluids, cleaning wounds, etc.
2. any similar device for injecting, spraying, or extracting liquids by means of pressure or suction
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What does it mean when you dream about a syringe?

A syringe is a fairly obvious symbol of male sexuality. A dream about being injected with a syringe can reflect concerns about one’s health, or it can be a more general anxiety dream if we have a particular dislike of shots and of having our blood drawn. It could also represent a feeling that we are being influenced by someone else. (See also Needle, Vaccination).

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An apparatus commonly made of glass or plastic, fitted snugly onto a hollow needle, used to aspirate or inject fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Also known as hypodermic syringe.
A large glass barrel with a fitted rubber bulb at one end and a nozzle at the other, used primarily for irrigation purposes.
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Instances of disease outbreaks as a result of syringe reuse have cropped up over the past several years in various states, including Connecticut (in 1997), New York (2001 and 2007), Nebraska (2002), Oklahoma (2002), Indiana (2007), and Nevada (2008).
For everyday blood gas analysis a plastic syringe kept at room temperature and analyzed within 30 minutes is recommended.
These syringes are designed to be easily filled at the distal end of the syringe and can be used with viscous materials.
"It is also notable that a local drug user organization opened a syringe exchange program at the time of the policy change, and eventually peer involvement in the delivery of the syringe exchange program became the standard locally," researchers wrote.
Jack Dillard, COO and inventor of the Protectus/SquareOne Medical Safety Syringe and its family of safety needle devices, said, "The key elements of this patent provide coverage for the spring responsible for the automatic deployment of the Protectus safety technology that keeps users, patients and other healthcare workers safe during and after use without having to perform any conscience action."
First, and perhaps most importantly, their report highlighted a batch fault, as other syringes from the same batch were checked and all flanges were found to be loose and easily detached from the main glass syringe.
Backflow into the syringe contaminates the syringe with HCV.
From a pharmaceutical point of view, the syringe needs to be closed as soon as possible after filling, thereby minimizing the risk of contamination.
Although the syringe has a plunger, electrospinning isn't an extrusion method.
In December 2002, staff from Beth Israel Medical Center (BIMC) in New York City and the North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN) mailed surveys about syringes exchanged and returned, services provided, and budgets and funding to the directors of all 148 SEPs known to NASEN (compared with 154 known SEPs for the 2000 survey, 131 for 1998, 113 for 1997, 101 for 1996, and 68 for 1994-95) (2-5; BIMC, unpublished data, 2000).
Consisting of two separate experiments, in the first volumes of syringe water (0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.7, 1.4, 2.7, 4.1, or 5.5 mm) were applied at 1100 or 1300 h.
Unlike diaphragm pumps, which propel their contents by means of a mechanically controlled barrier, and the strong-selling peristaltic pumps, which squeeze measured amounts of fluid through flexible tubes with roller-tipped spokes, syringe pumps use common laboratory objects.