syrinx

noun
syr·​inx | \ ˈsir-iŋ(k)s How to pronounce syrinx (audio) \
plural syringes\ sə-​ˈriŋ-​ˌgēz How to pronounce syringes (audio) , -​ˈrin-​ˌjēz \ or syrinxes

Definition of syrinx

1 [ Late Latin, from Greek ] : panpipe
2 [ New Latin, from Greek ] : the vocal organ of birds that is a special modification of the lower part of the trachea or of the bronchi or of both

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The syringes contained supportive drugs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Micah Maidenberg, WSJ, "Former AmerisourceBergen Exec Blew Whistle That Led to Settlement," 2 Oct. 2018 In this Friday, June 1, 2018, photo, a pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City. Washington Post, "US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 27 June 2018 Humira, a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, costs $4,872 for a pack of two syringes, which can add up to more than $50,000 a year for some dosing regimens. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Congress to Drug Makers: Why Stock Buybacks Over Lowered Drug Prices?," 6 Dec. 2018 Flaming Research also criticized the company for administering its therapy through regular syringes instead of the intravenous infusions Novartis uses. Preetika Rana, WSJ, "GenScript Shares Drop on Report Alleging Safety Violations by Unit Partnered With Johnson & Johnson," 27 Sep. 2018 Lolley also was found with several syringes with heroin residue on his person. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "Florida police chase leaves 2 in custody; cops seize drugs, loaded gun and 'sweet puppy'," 6 Sep. 2018 Some, like Teigen, have turned to syringes to recover the milk, while several others wrote about soaking it up with paper towels and wringing them out into a bottle. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Moms Are Living For These Videos of Chrissy Teigen Saving Her Spilled Breast Milk," 19 July 2018 Still, the outcomes reported in the studies were generally neutral or positive, including lower overdose rates and fewer emergency calls related to overdoses, though there were some contradictory findings in regards to public disposal of syringes. German Lopez, Vox, "A big, new review of the evidence finds that prescription heroin works," 6 Dec. 2018 The agency also let Pfizer distribute some glass syringes prefilled with opioids that were held back because of possible particle contamination and cracks in stoppers. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of syrinx

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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syrinx

noun
syr·​inx | \ ˈsir-iŋ(k)s How to pronounce syrinx (audio) \
plural syringes\ sə-​ˈriŋ-​ˌgēz How to pronounce syringes (audio) , -​ˈrin-​ˌjēz How to pronounce syringes (audio) \ or syrinxes

Medical Definition of syrinx

1 : the vocal organ of birds that is a special modification of the lower part of the trachea or of the bronchi or of both
2 : a pathological cavity in the brain or spinal cord especially in syringomyelia

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