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ampule

 [am´pūl]
a small, hermetically sealed flask or container made of glass or polyethylene, e.g., one containing medication for parenteral administration.
Ampule.

am·pule

, ampul (am'pyūl),
A hermetically sealed container, usually made of glass, containing a sterile medicinal solution, or powder to be made up in solution, to be used for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.
Synonym(s): ampoule
[L. ampulla]

ampule

/am·pule/ (am´pūl) a small glass or plastic container capable of being sealed so as to preserve its contents in a sterile condition; used principally for sterile parenteral solutions.

ampule

or

ampoule

also

ampul

(ăm′po͞ol, -pyo͞ol)
n.
A hermetically sealed vial made of glass or plastic that contains a sterile medicinal solution or a powder that is usually made into a solution for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.

ampule

[am′pyo̅o̅l]
Etymology: Fr, ampoule, phial
a small, sterile glass or plastic container that usually contains a single dose of a solution. Also spelled ampoule.
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Ampules

ampule

Anatomy
Ampulla, see there.
 
Pharmacology
(Ampoule, British English) A small, hermetically-sealed glass or plastic container which contains a sterile solution (e.g., lidocaine, etc.) to be administered parenterally (e.g., IM, IV, subcutaneously).

ampule

Ampoule-British Medtalk A small hermetically sealed glass or plastic container which contains a sterile solution–eg, lidocaine, etc to be administered parenterally–IM, IV, subcut

am·pule

(am'pyūl)
A hermetically sealed container, usually made of glass, containing a sterile medicinal solution, or powder to be made up in solution, to be used for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.
Synonym(s): ampoule.
[L. ampulla]

am·pule

(am'pyūl)
A hermetically sealed container, usually made of glass, containing a sterile medicinal solution, or powder to be made up in solution, to be used for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.
Synonym(s): ampoule.
[L. ampulla]

ampule

a small, hermetically sealed glass or plastic container, e.g. one containing medication for parenteral administration or semen for insemination. Called also ampoule.
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After an ampule is broken, glass particles can contaminate the solution in the ampule (Furgang, 1974; Gillies, Thiel, & Oppenheim, 1985; Kempen, Sulkowski, & Sawyer, 1989; Preston & Hegadoren, 2004; Turco & Davis, 1972), causing inflammatory changes in both animals (Dorris et al.
Glass particle contamination of color-break ampules.
Maximizing patient safety: Filter needle use with glass ampules.
Best practice includes use of filter needles when withdrawing medications from glass ampules.
Load filter needles to accompany ampules in electronic medication-dispensing machines.
Review of policy for medication preparation from glass ampules using filter needles and competency validation should be done initially during new employee orientation and annually thereafter.
Glass ampules are effective in preserving the purity and shelf life of liquid parenteral medications.
A nurse educated in the mid-70s who recently attended an intravenous (IV) education class stated, "I first learned about the use of filter needles with glass ampules a few years ago when I attended an IV education class.
The knowledge and skills needed to prepare medication from glass ampules are taught early in nursing curricula.
The hazards of glass particulate contamination associated with glass ampules and the effectiveness of filter needles in decreasing such contamination are discussed.
The discovery was made at 8am on Monday when staff found a cabinet in the endoscopy theatre of the hospital had been broken into and ampules of drugs stolen.
Genentech believes that the leaks in ampules are readily identifiable.