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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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The pain and inconvenience of finger pricks has contributed to less frequent testing and suboptimal diabetes management.
Throughout our lives, we repeatedly experience that needles cause pain when pricking our skin, but situational expectations, like information given by the clinician prior to an injection, may also influence how viewing needle pricks affects pain," said lead author Marion Hofle, a doctoral student in the research Multisensory Integration group led by Dr.
17 mm, the mean diameter of histamine pricks - also used as controls - was 5.
He was a prick and pricks aren't famous for shouldering obligation.
Cotto had used several bags of heroin the night the baby's arm was broken in four places and he sustained blood and bruising consistent with needle pricks.
Equally, she notes the established history of sexual regulation of onanism, prostitution and venereal disease, but argues that it threw up a counter discourse of "longing for pricks and cunts, for combinations more complex than the affectionate couple, for the Turk, and for the Turk's garden of fleshy delights.
Workers who are injured through needle pricks may be exposed to infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis C and HIV, and often undergo a draining course of prophylactic medication to stop potential illness.
Skin-prick tests were conducted by making 18 pricks on the forearm; each site was numbered to correspond to a particular antigen or control.
RABID bats are biting people in the United States - but their victims mistake the attacks for thorn pricks or bee stings, a scientist has claimed.
Panel member Eve Johnstone of Edinburgh University believes that the new findings make "a strong case for additional research on ways to prevent the unnecessary suffering of extremely premature children," who often have to endure "painful procedures, such as heel pricks, blood monitoring, injections and insertion of breathing tubes.