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auto–injector

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

Medical Definition of auto–injector

  1. :  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-Ullah, The Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2011


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