hypodermic syringe


Definition of hypodermic syringe

: a small syringe used with a hollow needle for injection of material into or beneath the skin

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Synonyms for hypodermic syringe


hype [slang], hypodermic, hypodermic needle, needle, syringe

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Examples of hypodermic syringe in a Sentence

the nurse filled a different hypodermic syringe for each injection

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In the 1850s, the development of the hypodermic syringe allowed exact dosages of morphine to be delivered directly into a patient’s bloodstream, which would be key for field hospital amputations during the American Civil War. Jon Kelvey, Smithsonian, "America’s Long-Overdue Opioid Revolution Is Finally Here," 13 Jan. 2017 The hypodermic syringe needle has been striking fear in patients since the 1850s. Gary Strauss, National Geographic, "Fear of Needles? There's New Tech on the Way," 14 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of hypodermic syringe

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypodermic syringe was in 1893

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Medical Definition of hypodermic syringe

: a small syringe used with a hollow needle for injection of material into or beneath the skin

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