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an instrument for introducing fluids into or withdrawing them from the body.
Asepto syringe a syringe designed to fit directly into large lumen tubing; also used for intraoperative irrigation.
bulb syringe a syringe with a bulb on one end; compression of the bulb creates a vacuum for gentle suction of small amounts of bodily drainage, such as oral and nasal secretions. It is also used for intraoperative irrigation.
hypodermic syringe one for introduction of liquids through a hollow needle into subcutaneous tissues.
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