Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hypodermic needle

  • Hypodermic needles (sometimes known as ''Hypodermic syringes'') are used for many applications right from administering shots to drawing blood. The needles are long, hollow cylinders which has a puncturing point at the tip to pierce the skin of the patient.
  • Hypodermic syringes (means ‘under the skin’) are also used to extract liquid such as blood from the body.
  • Hypodermic needles can be classified by the bevel and gauge of the needle.
  • Hypodermic syringe was invented by "Charles Gabriel Pravaz (1791-1853), French surgeon, and Alexander Wood (1817-1884), Scottish physician. Later, Roehr Products introduced a plastic hypodermic needle which is disposable called the Monoject.

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