What can I use instead of syringes?
Needle-free injectors (NFIs) perform the same task as syringes without the use of a needle. Instead, an NFI drives liquid through a nozzle orifice (76-360 micrometers in diameter), creating a high-velocity liquid jet that punctures the skin and delivers the drug below the skin to fat or muscle.
What are the different types of syringe needles?
Syringe nozzle types are: 1. Luer Slip (or Slip Tip) – allows a needle to be quickly and conveniently pushed straight on to the end of the tip (if a needle is required). 2. Luer Lock – allows a Luer Lock needle to be screwed onto the tip and securely locked in place ensuring no liquids can leak.
Is there an alternative to injection?
Microarray patches enable drug treatments with both small or large molecules to be delivered efficiently, eliminating the need for injections. Replacing an injection with a microarray patch could have huge implications for the advancement of medical care. The patches represent a discreet, easy-to-use technology.
What can I use as a hypodermic needle?
MIT in particular has experimented with manufacturing processes that can make these alternatives easier to build, like 4-D printing. But outside of MIT and most research institutions, dermatologists can use one effective alternative to the hypodermic needle: blunt-tip cannulas.
Is syringe the same as needles?
As verbs, the difference between a needle and a syringe is that the needle is pierced with a needle, especially in sewing or acupuncture, whereas a syringe is cleaned or injected with a syringe. Syringes can be used without needles, for example, to help with oral administration.
Are there different types of syringes?
Syringes are available in several different designs and varieties. Most are disposable, and many come with an attached needle or with no needle at all. You may select the size of the syringe by the volume of medication it holds. Below is an image depicting the parts of a syringe.
What is the most commonly used syringe?
Oral syringes are available in various sizes, from 1–10 mL and larger. The sizes most commonly used are 1 mL, 2.5 mL and 5 mL.
What is a needle free injection device?
Needle free injection technology (NFIT) encompasses a wide range of drug delivery systems that drive drugs through the skin using any of the forces as Lorentz, shock waves, pressure by gas or electrophoresis which propels the drug through the skin, virtually nullifying the use of hypodermic needle.
What is a syringe without needle called?
The syringe without needle is a disposable syringe.