What Is A Syringe?

By now, most readers here will know that a syringe is one of the many handheld devices that medical professionals across the board will be utilizing at some stage or another during their daily practice. While a large capacity syringe will more than likely be used mostly by the medical staff, there will be those occasions where patients will be required to self-medicate in the comfort of their own homes.

And you, the readers, may not necessarily be long-term patients. If you are not suffering from type-two diabetes or dealing with a sports-related injury that requires syringe treatment (cortisone injections under medically controlled supervision, for instance), you may wish to self-medicate on a voluntary basis. And here, you really do need to know how to utilize the device correctly, responsibly and only when necessary.

And it all begins with knowing just what a syringe is. It is a pump with a sliding plunger. The plunger goes tightly through a tube. The plunger is pulled and pushed inside of the cylindrical tube. This pushing and pulling action needs to be as precise as possible. The cylindrical tube is also known as a barrel. The syringe draws in or expels liquid or gas through an orifice at the (open) end of the cylindrical tube. 

Pressure is needed in order to operate the syringe. The syringe is also fitted with a hypodermic needle. It also has a nozzle or tubing. This latter component is required to help direct the so-called ebb and flow of liquid and gas. Finally, this informational message is quite important. Ignore this at your peril and help to spread contagious or dangerous diseases further. All syringes, made from plastic, are disposable.

large capacity syringe

And all disposable syringes need to be disposed of as quickly, responsibly and cleanly as possible.