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syringe

 [sir´inj, sĭ-rinj´]
an instrument for introducing fluids into or withdrawing them from the body.
Components of a syringe. Shading indicates areas that must be kept sterile before and during parenteral injections. From Bolander, 1994.
Asepto syringe a syringe designed to fit directly into large lumen tubing; also used for intraoperative irrigation.
bulb syringe a syringe with a bulb on one end; compression of the bulb creates a vacuum for gentle suction of small amounts of bodily drainage, such as oral and nasal secretions. It is also used for intraoperative irrigation.
Using a bulb syringe. From Lammon et al., 1995.
hypodermic syringe one for introduction of liquids through a hollow needle into subcutaneous tissues.

sy·ringe

(sĭ-rinj', sir'inj),
An instrument used for injecting or withdrawing fluids, consisting of a barrel and plunger.
[G. syrinx, pipe or tube]

syringe

(sə-rĭnj′, sîr′ĭnj)
n.
1. A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
2. A hypodermic syringe.

syringe

A calibrated disposable plastic–or less commonly, a nondisposable glass tube with a rubber sealed plunger at one end and a tapered tip for the insertion of a needle at the other. See Electronic syringe, SofDraw safety syringe.

sy·ringe

(sir-inj')
An instrument used for injecting or withdrawing fluids.
[G. syrinx, pipe or tube]

syringe

(sĭ-rinj′) (sir′inj) [Gr. syrinx, pipe]
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SYRINGES: A. plastic; B. piston; C. rubber bulb; D. metallic.
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SYRINGES: A. plastic; B. piston; C. rubber bulb; D. metallic.
1. An instrument for injecting fluids into cavities, tissues, or vessels. See: illustration
2. To wash out or introduce fluid with a syringe.

air syringe

A syringe on a dental unit that delivers compressed air, water, or both through a fine nozzle to clear or dry an area or to evacuate debris from an operative field.

CAUTION!

Use of high pressure may injure the tissues.

hand syringe

A hollow rubber bulb that is fitted to a nozzle and delivers air or fluid when squeezed; commonly called a bulb syringe.

hypodermic syringe

A syringe, fitted with a needle, used to administer drugs subdermally.

oral syringe

A syringe made of plastic or glass. It is not fitted with a needle but is graduated and is used to dispense liquid medication to children. The tip is constructed to prevent its breaking in the child's mouth. An oral syringe may also be used to deliver fluids to impaired patients with an intact swallowing mechanism.

water syringe

In dentistry, a syringe for delivering water spray to a localized area. The flow, pressure, and temperature are controlled.

syringe

An instrument, consisting of a barrel and a tight-fitting piston with a connecting rod, used to inject or withdraw fluid. The barrel is usually calibrated in fluid units and the nozzle is shaped to fit a standard range of needles. Luer-lock syringes are designed so that the needle cannot be forced off by high pressure. Most modern syringes are plastic and disposable and are pre-sterilized and supplied in sealed containers.

sy·ringe

(sir-inj')
An instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids, consisting of a barrel and plunger.
[G. syrinx, pipe or tube]