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An instrument made of some flexible material, such as bristles, attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.
[A.S. byrst, bristle]
A disposable device with synthetic ‘whiskers’, used to gently scrape cells from mucosal surfaces


Cytology A disposible with synthetic 'whiskers', used to scrape cells from mucosal surfaces. See Endocervical brush.


An instrument consisting of flexible bristles attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.


An instrument made of some flexible material, such as bristles or filaments, attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.


a bushy tail in dogs.

Patient discussion about brush

Q. do you know what are the pros and cons of the Sonic toothbrush from Oral B (electric tooth brush)? last night, my best friend raved about it for a whole hour. My dentist told me to use a soft brush (number 35) to clean my teeth and that the electric brushes are a bit over rated. My friend specifically told me about the Sonic product and told me that it also makes his teeth whiter. I wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge or experience from first hand about this product or any good information about it.

A. Thank you for the frank answer. I wonder if I can find a really soft electric toothbrush

Q. I wanne know why my breath is smelth,when i am sleeping and specially in mornings.i brush morning on my tongu I always must chewing sth , while my mouth is empty , my breath is bad smell.i`m im 39 aging and i have this problem from when I was a teenage person

A. Bad breath in most of the cases happens because of problems with mouth or teeth (like bacteria between your teeth or on the back of your tongue). You may consult a dentist to see if there is a problem that can be treated. You can also try to eat a good breakfast with fibers, drink water, chew gum for a several minutes, gargling with mouthwash or brush the back of your tongue and see if these things helps.

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A. I agree with Dagmar you can loose some hair each day. But if you are loosing quite a bit you might want to see a specialist such as a dermatologist. Also make sure you don't have a thyroid condition. You can loose hair if you have an overactive or an underactive thyroid. I don't know how old you are but age is also a major factor as well.With the onset of perimenopause, Women tend to have thinning hair or they can loose some of their hair as well.

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The Adorn Professional Paint Brush set is woth paying that bit extra for as it gives an excellent finish to your paint jobs
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The paint brush hasn't evolved much in the last 50 years," said Schiesz, "but, this product is revolutionary in terms of both comfort and the environment.
Dip paint brush into lemon juice and write a message on a piece of paper.
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Some of her best illustrations are to found in Liang and the Magic Paint Brush (1980), Dragon Kites and Dragon Flies: A Collection of Chinese Nursery Rhymes (1986), A Chinese Zoo: Fables and Proverbs (1988), The Empty Pot (1990), and The Magic Tapestry (1994).
GIVE a baby a paint brush, lots of paint and what do you get .
Dip your paint brush into the glue and paint over the entire leaf collage.
Denis, who no longer holds art sessions with the resident described above, explains that, now that she is "in the throes" of her dementia, she no longer understands the function of a paint brush, and suggesting that she use one would prove frustrating and confusing.
Escher print: Andy's photographing Carson, who, with paint brush lodged firmly in his asshole, is painting Andy's portrait).
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