lancet lancet  /ˈlæn sət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
  2. (n) a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Although the nurse assured Fred that he will not feel a thing, he felt a jabbing pain as she pricked his finger with a lancet.
  2. Almost like a post dinner ritual, a physician armed with a lancet vaccinated all the guests present.
  3. The lancet is often used by nurses to puncture the skin of patients and make it bleed.

News

  1. Could MERS just die out? Study finds low likelihood of the virus developing into a SARS-like pandemic

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Middle East coronavirus that has killed 40 people since emerging late last year has not yet reached pandemic potential and may simply die out, according to new estimates of how easily it is transmitted. In a study in The Lancet ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Study finds MERS virus has not yet reached pandemic potential

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The Middle East coronavirus that has killed 40 people since emerging late last year has not yet reached pandemic potential and may simply die out, according to new estimates of how easily it is transmitted. In a study in The Lancet medical journal, researchers from France's Institut Pasteur in Paris analyzed data on Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, said: "The Lancet report justifies SANE's campaign that downgrading a substance with such known dangers masked the mounting evidence of direct links between the use of cannabis and...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Marjorie Wallace Source: The Australian

  2. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "This robust research, which has been peer-reviewed and will be published in The Lancet, backs our view that minimum pricing will have a significant effect on harmful and hazardous drinkers - particularly the...
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: Aberdeen Press and Journal

  3. "A study published in Lancet Oncology in 2007 calculates cancer survival rates for both men and women in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union as a whole," Becker wrote. "The study claims that the most important...
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Gary Becker Source: Denver Post

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