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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]
A disposable device with synthetic ‘whiskers’, used to gently scrape cells from mucosal surfaces


Cytology A disposible with synthetic 'whiskers', used to scrape cells from mucosal surfaces. See Endocervical brush.


An instrument consisting of flexible bristles attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.


An instrument made of some flexible material, such as bristles or filaments, attached to a handle or to the tip of a catheter.


a bushy tail in dogs.

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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Summary: A defiant Jose Mourinho has brushed off Real Madrid's crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Barcelona.
INVESTORS fixated on the faltering US economy brushed off the type of merger news that normally starts rallies yesterday.
While the episode has been brushed off as naivety on his part, perhaps arrogance might be more fitting.
Officials brushed off this report as based on false presumptions, even though they withheld key information from researchers.
REBORN Birmingham van maker LDV today brushed off a 17 per cent plunge in sales last month, insisting its survival plans were on track.
Mr Blair brushed off demands for an inquiry into the level of civilian deaths in the country, saying the Iraqi health ministry was responsible for logging them.
But bosses at the ITV soap today brushed off the reports as "just speculation".
The coach brushed off speculation he might be returning to America: 'I'm coming back,' he said.
Villaronga, openly gay himself, brushed off such pooh-poohs--and even indicated the pro-gay moral within his work.
DAF creates small air bubbles that attach to impurities in the water and float them to the top of the surface where they are brushed off for disposal.
Summary: David Cameron today has brushed off suggestions of cracks in the coalition with the Liberal Democrats.