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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 Croat overcame American John Isner 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 on Friday night - hours after Murray brushed aside Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4.
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Pathak brushed aside the arguments of the premier probe agency who failed to nab Kumar despite non- bailable warrants issued by the trial court.
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McCullough brushed aside suggestions that three defeats in his last three outings that leave his professional record at 27-7 (13 KOs) mean he is a spent force.
Gordon Brown brushed aside talk of him being the next Prime Minister yesterday as he opened a new school.