pinprick


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a minor annoyance

small puncture (as if made by a pin)

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This time around, what seems in the making is a mere pinprick, designed to be, one U.
However, since April 2010, the clinic have seen 376 people come in for the HIV strip test, which involves taking a pinprick of blood from the index finger, an increase of 62.
feel the pinprick of its beak as it darts its head down to seize the bit
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released, and then retracted, a revised policy statement suggesting that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or "nick" on girls.
The neurological level was defined as the most caudal segment with 5/5 power and normal sensation in both modalities of pinprick and light touch.
Now she is fourteen, and in spite of her fervent prayers, her world has been reduced to a pinprick, and even that seems to be diminishing.
Russ said: "He had a very small, pinprick rash, not visible to the naked eye.
In April, the journal Pediatrics published an AAP statement suggesting that physicians in certain immigrant communities might substitute a pinprick of the clitoral skin for ritual genital cutting in order to satisfy cultural requirements.
Response to pinprick was also lost, except for five patients whose response to pinprick remained in the anterior and medial aspects of the thigh.
A hidden space inconse-quential not even a pinprick on the borough map but for [Sima] standing behind the counter with light coming through the one window a whole world.
The pinprick of light (boxed) in this trio of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the path of a newly discovered moon moving within a bright arc in Saturn's faint G ring.
With our barcode chip, we can go from pinprick to results in less than 10 minutes.
The chip's surface is molded to contain a microfluidics circuit--a system of microscopic channels through which the pinprick of blood is introduced, protein-rich blood plasma is separated from whole blood, and a panel of protein biomarkers is measured from the plasma.
The Mayor is disbelieving that he's only a pinprick to Horton, but he soon realises the danger they're in.
Associated findings also may include hyperesthesia, along with reductions in pinprick sensitivity, light-touch sensation, two-point discrimination, temperature sensitivity, and sweat response.