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Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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How long does insulin last in a syringe?

How long does insulin last in a syringe?

Look at the insert: Most Insulin syringe manufacturers discourage the practice of keeping Insulin for a prolonged period of time in the syringes specially with long acting analogs like lantus (insulin glargine). I do tell my patients that it is ok for short acting insulins to be preloaded in a syringe if you are going out to eat but no longer than 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Yes: The syringe size is not the issue, it's the volume of fluid and the needle. The syrine may not be calibrated to small volumes. Better to use 1ml syrine with small calibrations. ...Read more

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Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Amount?: Remember that the veins are carrying oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. Small amounts of air are quickly incorporated into the de-oxygenated hemoglobin which is "oxygen hungry". Air in the veins is generally well tolerated. It is not tolerated at all when injected into an artery. Even a tiny amount results in "air embolism" which paradoxically deprives served tissues of oxygen carried by blood. ...Read more

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How to draw blood without a syringe for an art project?

How to draw blood without a syringe for an art project?

Syringe is best: A sterile syringe is the best and will collect the blood. Otherwise it is a matter of some type of cutting the skin to make the blood drip into a container. This is enhanced by heating the body part that you are cutting . Remember that the blood will clot and separate into clot and serum which might affect the art. You can buy blood at a butcher shop to avoid hurting yourself. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from having air in a syringe?

Doctors, do you think I can die from having air in a syringe?

Yes: If the syringe is in the skin or muscle probably not. If it is in a vein yes air can kill you. The volume of air would have to be more than a few cc,s so a bubble likely will have no harm . The air will act like an embolus or clot traveling to the lungs ...Read more

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I stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe by accident, what to do?

I stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe by accident, what to do?

Nothing: Its a steroid its in you r body already and there is nothing to do about it. Depending on dosage you may experience some weight gain temporary, feel a bit stimulated abut your immune function will be a bit suppressed a few days. ...Read more

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What would happen if you reuse a non sterile syringe multiple times ?

Infection: If others have used it transmission of disease is the biggest concern. In addition to transmission of disease is introducing bacteria to the bloodstream resulting in positive blood cultures and possible infection that could cause sepsis. If you have no option in using a new syringe foe your medications. At least boil it to decrease chances of bad things happening. ...Read more

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What are the best smallest syringes to use for subcutaneous injections?

See below: Depends on what you are injecting, needles are most important for sq injections, 25 or 27 gauge are the best and then you have Insulin syringes, 1, 3 or 5 cc syringes, and the prepackaged syringes for blood-thinners such as Lovenox (enoxaparin) or arixtra, to name a few. ...Read more