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Syringe (Overview)

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 medical or dental use.


Dr. Gregg Alexander Dr. Alexander
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do I work an oral syringe?

How do I work an oral syringe?

Pull in, push out: With the plunger pushed in, insert it into the medicine. Slowly pull the plunger out to suck liquid into the syringe. Once you have the amount needed, put the syringe in the child's mouth and gently push the plunger in to push the medicine into their mouth. If your child tries to tongue-block or spit it out, insert the syringe quickly past the tongue along the inside of the cheek before injecting.

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Syringe (Overview)

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 medical or dental use.


Dr. Lon Kessler Dr. Kessler
Dentistry
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What is the definition or description of: syringe?

What is the definition or description of: syringe?

Pumping Device: 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 medical or dental use.

Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What to do after being poked by a used syringe at work?

What to do after being poked by a used syringe at work?

Work related: You should file a work related injury claim and document the injury. Then see a physician for baseline and follow up testing for hepatitis b/c and HIV testing.

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you tell me how is the proper way to dispose of a used syringe?

Can you tell me how is the proper way to dispose of a used syringe?

Sharps box: If you are a doctor you need a service to tae them in a sharps red box. If you are not but someone with diabetes or other condition requiring injections you can bring them to any ER the hospitals take community syringes. If they don speak to someone in the sharps collecting service at the hospital

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I always get erected when see a woman nurse and even by looking a syringe. Whether this's normal issue or I've mental problem? Is it bad at all?

I always get erected when see a woman nurse and even by looking a syringe. Whether this's normal issue or I've mental problem? Is it bad at all?

You're fine, man: You're a 25 year old man. Every guy in the world has some unexplainable turn-ons that make no sense. Yours is tame, non-violent, and kind of sweet. Life's difficult enough without troubling yourself over your private thoughts. Embrace who you are. Perhaps there's a special woman in your life that can role-play your fantasy. Resolve in any case to love wisely and responsibly.

Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza Dr. Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
38 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Derek Farley Dr. Farley
Urgent Care
20 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Yes, but why?: It's not the fun way, but it can work. I'm curious to the motivation for the syringe versus a more natural insemination, but probably not my business.

Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Christian Assad Dr. Assad
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
10 years in practice
Institute of Technical-Superior Studies of Monterrey
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What would happen if you reuse a non sterile syringe multiple times?

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.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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I accidentally stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe. What do I do?

I accidentally stabbed myself with dexamethasone syringe. What do I do?

Syringe stabbing.: If the syringe was used on you and no one else before you stuck yourself then no worries. If on a a patient notify your supervisor for the procedure they use to protect you where you work. NOW!

Dr. Rada Ivanov Dr. Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
27 years in practice
Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia
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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.

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Why does a picc line need to be clamped down before removing the syringe?

Keep stuff out: When picc is clamped air cannot got into picc which can be dangerous. Also keeps blood from backing up into picc which can clog the catheter.

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Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

I'm curious as to what to do if a syringe needle gets stuck in your body?

Pullit out: Normally there is a plastic hub on the top of the needle so if the needle came off the syringe just grab the hub pull out. If the needle broke off the hub have a needle nose plier grab the tip outside the skin and pull out. If the needle is in the skin and not visible go to ER

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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What are the other purposes of using insulin syringe? "I'm a medical student"

What are the other purposes of using insulin syringe? "I'm a medical student"

Insulin syringe: Can be used for any drug that needs to be adminstred subcutaneously, or for intrdermal testing,

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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What if there is a little air in the syringe that I use for injection of insulin?

No problem.: Insulin is administered via subcutaneous injections with very fine needles; a tiny amount of air will not have any adverse effect.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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