Definition of Ampule

1. Noun. A small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle).

Exact synonyms: Ampoule, Ampul, Phial, Vial
Generic synonyms: Bottle

Definition of Ampule

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of ampoule) ¹

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Definition of Ampule

1. a small glass vial [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ampule

1. A hermetically sealed container, usually made of glass, containing a sterile medicinal solution, or powder to be made up in solution, to be used for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection. Synonym: ampoule. Origin: L. Ampulla (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ampule

amplitude modulations
amplitude of accommodation
amplitude of convergence
amplitude of pulse
amplitude spectroscopy
amprotropine phosphate
ampule (current term)
ampulla canaliculi lacrimalis
ampulla chyli
ampulla ductus lacrimalis
ampulla duodeni
ampulla hepatopancreatica
ampulla lactifera
ampulla membranacea
ampulla of Lorenzini
ampulla of Vater
ampulla of gallbladder

Literary usage of Ampule

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1. A Practical Text-book of Infection, Immunity, and Specific Therapy: With by John Albert Kolmer (1915)
"This end may be broken through; the whole ampule is now ster- FIG. 6.—METHOD OF MAKING A VACCINE ampule OF ORDINARY GLASS TUBING. ilized by heat, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1916)
"I have never given as a dose over one-half ampule since to any patient in labor. Then I went down from one-half to one-third, and now a third is my standard ..."

3. Regional anesthesia by Gaston Labat (1922)
"Each adrenalin ampule contains 15 minims of a 1 : 1000 solution. 8. To open adrenalin ampule flame both extremities of ampule, break one extremity in the ..."

4. Tariff ... Hearing[s] ... on H.R. 7456 by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance (1921)
"The royalties average 3 cents per ampule—royalties we pay to *: - Alien Property ... That amounts to 3 cents <v; ampule. Shipping expenses are 1.20 cents; ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Various sized amber glass ampules are then filled up well into their necks with the glycerinated virus. Each ampule is put into a separate test-tube ..."

6. Original Treatises, Dating from the XIIth to XVIIIth Centuries on the Arts by Mary Philadelphia Merrifield (1849)
"... ita quod dicta ampula descendat in dicto foramine solum usque ad medium ampule ; et postea, per aliud foramen factum a latere dicte fornacis, ..."

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