from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of venipuncture.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of venipuncture.


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  • There may be clues from the clinical signs (eg pin-point pupils with opiates), signs of solvent/ethanol abuse or signs of IV drug use (venepuncture sites).www.

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  • Blood was sampled by jugular venepuncture and allowed to clot.

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  • While local anesthesia is rare for adult venepuncture, local anesthesia is wise for an arterial puncture; the sterile technique needs to be stringent.

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  • For blood culture, 1-2 mls of venous blood was drawn after swabbing the venepuncture site with alcohol.

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  • Subsequently signs of haemorrhage then appear such as vomiting blood, passing blood in the faeces, a purpuric rash or ecchymoses (caused by bleeding in the skin), bleeding from the nose or gums, menorrhagia and bleeding from venepuncture sites.

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  • Low angle of entry and auto-alignment of bevel during venepuncture [sic]



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