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sting

 [sting]
1. injury caused by a poisonous substance produced by an animal or plant (biotoxin) and introduced into or onto an individual, together with mechanical trauma incident to such introduction.
2. the organ used to inflict such injury.
bee sting see bee sting.
insect sting see insect bites and stings.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sting

(sting),
1. Sharp momentary pain, most commonly produced by the puncture of the skin by many species of arthropods, including hexapods, myriapods, and arachnids; can also be produced by jellyfish, sea urchins, sponges, mollusks, and several species of venomous fish, such as the stingray, toadfish, rabbitfish, and catfish.
2. The venom apparatus of a stinging animal, consisting of a chitinous spicule or bony spine and a venom gland or sac.
3. To introduce (or the process of introducing) a venom by stinging.
[O.E. stingan]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sting

(stĭng)
v. stung (stŭng), stinging, stings
v.tr.
1. To pierce or wound painfully with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of certain insects.
2. To cause to feel a sharp, smarting pain: smoke stinging our eyes.
v.intr.
1. To have, use, or wound with a sharp-pointed structure or organ: Do all bees sting?
2. To cause a sharp, smarting pain: The needle will sting a little.
n.
1. The act of stinging.
2. The wound or pain caused by stinging.
3. A sharp, piercing organ or part, often ejecting a venomous secretion, as the modified ovipositor of a bee or wasp or the spine of certain fishes.

sting′ing·ly adv.
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sting

Medtalk The injury caused by an injected venom from a plant or animal. See Hymenopteran sting, Scorpion sting, Wasp sting.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sting

(sting)
1. Sharp momentary pain, most commonly produced by puncture of the skin by many species of arthropods, including hexapods, myriapods, and arachnids; can also be produced by jellyfish, sea urchins, sponges, mollusks, and several species of venomous fish, such as the stingray, toadfish, rabbitfish, and catfish.
See also: bites
2. The venom apparatus of a stinging animal, consisting of a chitinous spicule or bony spine and a venom gland or sac.
3. To introduce (or the process of introducing) a venom by stinging.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sting

an organ present in many different animal groups that is capable of injecting a poison into other organisms as either a defensive or an offensive mechanism. Examples include the modified ovipositor in HYMENOPTERA, cnidoblasts in coelenterata, the tail in scorpion.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

sting

(sting)
Sharp momentary pain, most commonly produced by puncture of the skin by arthropods, including hexapods, myriapods, and arachnids; can also be produced by jellyfish, sea urchins, sponges, mollusks, and several species of venomous fish, such as the stingray, toadfish, rabbitfish, and catfish.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about sting

Q. How to treat a bee sting? We went on a picnic today and my son was stung by a bee. How to treat it?

A. if your son is allergic to bees venom- you need to inject epinephrine very fast and take him to the nearest hospital. but if his not allergic- nothing. if the bee left it's sting try removing it with flicking motion of the fingers, not by grabbing it- this will inject any venom that didn't enter right inside. and calm the kid down and tell him it's not the end of the world. the bee probably though he is a flower and tasted like nectar.

Q. Does a bee allergy always lead to a state of life risk when being stinged? And how is it possible to avoid bees when allergic?

A. Thanks bianca!! I hate bees and actually really afraid to get stinged...

Q. what do i do first if i got stung by a bee? and i am allergic ... :)

A. People who are known to be severely allergic to bee sting usually carry on themselves an adrenaline injection (called epipen etc.), which should be given in order to prevent serious complications of the allergic reaction (like blockage of air flow to the lungs and shock), and then seek medical attention.

However, these measures are prescribed by a doctor, so if you have any questions regarding this subject, you should consult one (e.g. immunologist).

You may read more here:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anaphylaxis/DS00009

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