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Puncture

puncture

1. The act of piercing or penetrating with a pointed object or instrument.

2. (Science: surgery) A wound so made.

Origin: L. Punctura


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... and thus any pathogens in the blood tend to stand up in the tests. With the skin-prick method I'd say applying 70% ethanol carefully around the puncture site may help, but more important is to puncture the skin a neatly as possible (no scratching), let a drop or two of blood to flow from the ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
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Views: 9256

Re: Re:

... and thus any pathogens in the blood tend to stand up in the tests. With the skin-prick method I'd say applying 70% ethanol carefully around the puncture site may help, but more important is to puncture the skin a neatly as possible (no scratching), let a drop or two of blood to flow from the ...

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by biohazard
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9256

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... if the sample was taken by skin-prick or similar method, could it be so that the blue dots we see are contaminating bacteria from the skin of the puncture site and thus unrelated to your being ill? Have these dots been seen multiple times in different samples, or just this one time? If latter, ...

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by snowathlete
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9256

Re:

... if the sample was taken by skin-prick or similar method, could it be so that the blue dots we see are contaminating bacteria from the skin of the puncture site and thus unrelated to your being ill? Have these dots been seen multiple times in different samples, or just this one time? If latter, ...

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by biohazard
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 9256

Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... more dangerous :) seriously though, obviously there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. A polar bear would have a slight advantage to puncture wounds seeing it has a thick coat and heavy layers of fat, on the other hand a silver back gorilla would have to be the most powerful primate ...

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:10 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
Replies: 10
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