auto-injector

noun au·to-in·ject·or \ ˌȯ-tō-in-ˈjek-tər \
variants: or less commonly autoinjector

Definition of auto-injector

medical
:a device for injecting oneself with a single, preloaded dose of a drug that typically consists of a spring-loaded syringe activated when the device is pushed firmly against the body

First Known Use of auto-injector

1905


Medical Dictionary

auto-injector

noun au·to-in·ject·or \ ˌȯ-(ˌ)tō-ˌin-ˈjek-tər \
variants: also autoinjector

medical Definition of auto-injector

:a device for injecting oneself with a single, preloaded dose of a drug that typically consists of a spring-loaded syringe activated when the device is pushed firmly against the body
  • Some parents and health officials say epinephrine auto-injectors should be as common in schools as defibrillators are, so immediate help would be available to any student suffering anaphylaxis …
  • —Noreen S. Ahmed-UllahThe Chicago Tribune26 Jan. 2011

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