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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 rings have a black patina finish that is brushed back to highlight the playful toy-inspired details.
The early-fall 2013 La Vie en Rose collection includes the brand's staple fabrics: romantic roses lace, elegant brushed back satin, ultra-soft modal and the popular cozy dreamy robe fabric the brand is known for.
A male described as white, about 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build with brushed back grey hair who was wearing a light coloured jacket was seen on the drive of the premises.
Konizi says: "Best worn simply polished, team the pony with a low side parting or opt for a more statement finish with all the hair brushed back from the face.
He has dark hair brushed back and was clean shaven.
He has dark hair brushed back, was clean shaven and spoke with a local accent.
Wearing a blue jacket, graying beard and wavy hair brushed back, Ramirez smiled as he entered and then identified himself to the court as "a professional revolutionary" -- striking a combative pose from the outset.
We decided to take our inspiration for the models' hair from the autumn winter catwalk shows and chose what one journalist called the 'boyish bun'': hair brushed back tightly into a bun then a close side-parted style with a swept back fringe.
The attacker is described as Asian, of medium build, aged between 35-40 years with brushed back short black hair and facial stubble.
When you have a small hillock of brushed back oily, shiny hair on your head it is usually advisable not to ride a motorbike.
MARCOLA - The Lane County Sheriff's Office is looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who brushed back a deputy while trying to flee on McGowan Creek Road on Saturday night.
BIPEX's sweeping statement on "rising investor confidence in Bahrain real estate projects" appears to completely ignore those failures that have been brushed back under the carpet.