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prick

(prĭk)
n.
1.
a. The act of piercing or pricking.
b. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
2.
a. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
b. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
v. pricked, pricking, pricks
v.tr.
1.
a. To puncture lightly.
b. To make (a hole) by puncturing something.
2. To spur (a horse).
3. To pierce the quick of (a horse's hoof) while shoeing.
v.intr.
1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
2. To feel a pang or twinge from being pricked.

prick

noun (slang)
(1) Penis.
(2) A person who acts in an inappropriate and/or rude manner; jerk.

verb To sustain an injury with a sharp object, in particular a needle.

prick

(prik)
To penetrate or puncture the skin with a sharp object, e.g., with a needle during phlebotomy or a test for allergen hypersensitivity.
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For decades, people with diabetes have had to prick their fingers routinely to check their glucose levels," said Cliff Bailey, professor of Clinical Science and Director of Biomedical Sciences Research at Aston University in Birmingham, England.
Skin prick test reactivity to common aeroallergens in asthmatic patients with and without rhinitis.
Dr Sangeeta Tanna, who is leading the research, said: "A drop of patient's blood, from a simple finger prick, will be collected on a card.
Patients who had one or more risk factors for diabetes, such as family history, being aged over 40, or being overweight, were offered a simple finger prick test to assess the blood glucose levels.
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Material and Method: Skin prick test results of patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, and atopic dermatitis at Dortyol State Hospital Pulmonary Disease and Dermatology outpatient clinics between January 2008 and December 2008.
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