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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]
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A disposable device with synthetic ‘whiskers’, used to gently scrape cells from mucosal surfaces
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Cytology A disposible with synthetic 'whiskers', used to scrape cells from mucosal surfaces. See Endocervical brush.
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An instrument consisting of flexible bristles attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.
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An instrument made of some flexible material, such as bristles or filaments, attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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European champions Inter Milan won the Club World Cup and brought some relief to beleaguered coach Rafael Benitez when they brushed aside Africa's TP Mazembe 3-0 in the final.
" I do not find force in the contentions of the counsel that in case petitioners are released on bail, it will hamper fair trial and witnesses may not depose against the petitioners due to fear and threat." Pathak said statements of new witnesses who named Kumar could not be brushed aside, but at the same time they needed to explain during the trial as to why they had not deposed against the petitioner on earlier occasions.
In the heat of the game, Brian brushed aside Amanda, planning on spending time with her later when all the guys weren't there.
13, 2002, response, Bush brushed aside the appeal and insisted that the words of the Pledge "help define our nation." He wrote, "During these challenging times, we are determined to stand for these words....
Ingis of Willingboro, N.J., brushed aside concerns about public perception of whether doctors seem greedy in asking for higher reimbursement rates.
In the recent Durham school case, Catholic Bishop Anthony Meagher's summary of what was appropriate conduct in a Catholic school was brushed aside, and the court sided with a student, Marc Hall, in order to enforce a code of conduct which reflected the secular culture.
Kennedy, and Sandra Day O'Connor--blithely brushed aside more than a half century of the Court's own establishment clause precedents and upheld the Ohio legislature's brazen diversion of public funds to the support of sectarian public schools.
The Republicans also brushed aside tomorrow's deadline for a response to the British and Irish Government's 'take it or leave it' package aimed at putting the troubled regime back on course.
Or, they could be brushed aside as unimportant by the kind of high level people who negotiate shared ministry arrangements.
WATERFORD moved a step closer to retaining their All-Ireland Ladies football crown when they brushed aside arch-rivals Monaghan.
Not surprisingly, when Jhonson reportedly tried to inform these and other CIA officials about the rebels' abuse of their captives, his claims were brushed aside.