trypanophobia

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trypanophobia

Morbid fear of needles, pins and other sharp objects.

While this term is the most common formal term for needle phobia, it does not fill a lexical void other than to formalise “needle phobia”, which remains more commonly used and understood.
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Fear of needles in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus on multiple daily injections and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.
Verity, who died in November 2009, had suffered an understandable fear of needles after spending much of her short life in and out of hospital.
Whether the emotional response is triggered by fear of needles, disgust prompted by the sight of their own blood, entry of the needle, or the pain associated with the venipuncture, one fact is salient--the emotional unpleasantness of the blood draw is overwhelming to the BII phobic.
56% of the adult population and 82% of paediatric population suffer from trypanophobia, the fear of needles.
If perhaps you have a fear of needles, House of Fertility and Healing's recently launched needle-free acupuncture solution utilises a low-level laser therapy to create a photochemical response at a cellular level.
No one really likes them but a fear of needles affects one in 10 people so you shouldn't feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Fear of needles is a problem for people with diabetes who need to inject themselves with insulin.
Additionally, traditional acupuncture requires patients to make repeat appointments and a fear of needles may make it undesirable for many patients.
He said he had little recollection of events afterwards, including his refusal to give a breath sample or blood because of his medication and fear of needles.
Findings from the patient survey highlighted that fear of needles for cannulation was not the leading cause for resistance, but actually ranked as the third most frequently reported reason from these patients who were resisting access placement.
For now, these new iPhone applications are targeting fear of spiders, flying and dentists, with fear of needles, Trypanophobia, planned for the future.