Who created syringes?

Answer Dublin, Ireland, physician Francis Rynd invented the hypodermic syringe in 1844, according to the Irish Patents Office. He first used the device to inject two neuralgia patients with an analgesic s... Read More »

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What does cc mean in insulin syringes?

The term "cc'"stands for cubic centimeters, and is used on insulin syringes as a measurement of volume. According to, one cubic centimeter (cc) is approximately equal to one ... Read More »

Who invented medical syringes?

The medical syringe was invented by Charles Gabriel Pravaz in 1853. It was used then for local anesthesia. However, soon after the invention Alexander Wood used the syringe to inject morphine for p... Read More »

Does Medicare pay for insulin syringes?

Medicare Part B (medical insurance) does not pay for insulin syringes. Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) includes coverage for insulin syringes, but Part D is optional, and you must choo... Read More »

How to Dispose of Needles & Syringes?

An accidental poke from a tainted needle can begin a situation that might permanently alter someone's life with suffering and illness. Due to the seriousness of this situation, proper disposal of n... Read More »