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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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In The Shoes of Van Gogh: A Spiritual and Artistic Journey to the Ordinary, Cliff Edwards (with reflections by Henri Nouwen) shows the more complex man--a spiritual guide of sorts who wrote about his "innate love for the church and everything connected with it." Van Gogh hoped to preach the gospel to the poor; failing that, he took up his paintbrush and painted those the rest of the world had forgotten.
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Those fastest runners occupy the highest echelon of human performance; not unlike Yo Yo Ma with his cello or Michaelangelo with his paintbrush. Talent and hard work distinguish the geniuses from the rest of us.
Vasari: And so Michelangelo traded his paintbrush for a hammer and chisel, and became a live-in apprentice at the Medici palace.
In truth, he first wields a paintbrush with the apparent ease of a Chinese scholar-painter and then translates these images into sculptures that end up as soaring, tautly strung bridges or sheltering trusses.
Use a wash cloth, a bar of soap, a paintbrush, or foam soap to wash the body part your child has indicated.
The poem "Del pennello" ("On the Paintbrush") exemplifies the manner in which Bronzino charges ordinary words with erotic meaning.
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