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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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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The lack of clarity was again brought up during the press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, but it was again brushed off by Hamilton.
He looked stony-faced but unruffled as a supporter brushed off the snow.
His work, his friends, his girlfriend, and his family are brushed off as Denn becomes further and further immersed in the cards, learning to read the subtle "tells" or clues that reveal what kind of hands the other players are holding.
Anyone captivated by, or smitten with, the dancing of Lisa Viola brushed off that rumor years ago.
When a package of memos meeting these requirements was produced, Rather and his team notoriously brushed off skepticism from their own hired forensic consultants, failed to adequately press the memos' source--a known Bush-hating Democrat--as to where he got them, and rushed the documents to broadcast.
Asked later by a Ha'aretz interviewer whether Halutz had any remorse about the incident, which was condemned across the world, the general brushed off the question with a defense of Israeli assassination policy and a pro-forma statement of regret for the children who had been blown to pieces.
She said she was out to reach not only black voters, but also women, health care professionals and church members, and brushed off the notion that many white voters hesitate to support minorities.
Support material can be brushed off with water or removed by a WaterJet system.
Underfill encapsulant residues are then easily scraped or brushed off. The encapsulant has a viscosity of 7500 cps at room temperature and is capable of flowing 18 mm, with a singleside dispense, in as little as 20 seconds.
She says she had pursued the issue of background checks with Ministers but had been repeatedly 'brushed off'.
The uptown agent also brushed off questions on whether she had any involvement in getting Boyd's project to a publisher: "I have no comment on that," says Brown, described as "a friend" of Boyd's in the Post account.
Reports of weeping statues and visions of the Virgin Mary should not be brushed off lightly by a skeptical society, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a largely Roman Catholic audience Oct.