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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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Most dental professionals recommend that toothbrushes be replaced every three months or more frequently if you are an extremely vigorous brusher. Ideally, you should brush gently (so you do not injure the gum tissue) and carefully, not vigorously.
Mr A Gibb, brusher, Wallace Street, Stirling, had sought to be excused from call-up on grounds of domestic hardship.
7 is Gamier Skin Renew Brusher Cleanser: "2 x cleaner skin: that's the difference a brush makes." Score 5 for both points of target market, women who want really clean skin, + the benefit + brush, which gives permission-to-believe.
"As we like to say, we respect a brusher's right to choose," says Dubitsky.
Garnier Nutritioniste's new Skin Renew The Brusher Gel Cleanser goes beyond regular manual cleansing, according to the company.
Star Wars, Barbie and Looney Tunes appeal to the slightly older children's category, while My First Barney was created with soft bristles and and an extra-wide grip for the very young brusher.
With its motion and 3-D sensors, Rainbow tracks brush positions and movements inside the mouth while an app calculates variance and guides the brusher. The app also motivates children through an interactive phone/tablet game that models optimal toothbrushing behavior.