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VENIPUNCTURE

The puncture of a vein (usually in the arm) with a hollow bore needle for the purpose of obtaining a blood specimen. The only risks are localised pain, haematoma (accumulation of blood under the skin), bleeding, secondary infection (rare) and fainting (in susceptible individuals).
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