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A Primer on the 1 CC Syringe

Syringes come in different sizes. They are indicated in one of two ways: milliliters (ml or mL) and cubic centimeters (cc). As a result, the sizes can range from 0.25 ml all the way up to 450 ml or from ¼ cc to 450 cc. This is because a 1 cc syringe is approximately equal to a 1 ml syringe.
What Does 1 CC Indicate?
As noted above, 1 cc and 1 ml are rough equivalents. The specific number of a 1 cc syringe indicates size but specifically refers to the volume of fluid or liquids a specific cylinder is able to hold. It does not indicate such things as the gauge or width of the needle. It only provides you with the maximum amount of volume the syringe can hold.
Where Are the Markings Found?
The markings indicating the amount of liquid a syringe can contain is indicated clearly on one side of the barrel component. Some syringes are marked in both CC and ml measurements. Some provide the measurements in ml and teaspoons. It depends upon the market and the manufacturer.
The numbers are printed clearly using the Arabic system. The numbers – noted by larger calibrations, are differentiated from the division into 100ths on a tuberculosis 1 cc syringe, designated by the shorter calibrations.
Basic Types of a Medical 1 CC Syringe
A 1 cc syringe can come in many types. Both plastic and glass syringes can deliver 1 cc of medication. Glass syringes, while expensive, once common and now becoming increasingly rare, have always come in 1 cc sizes. In fact, the volume content ranges from 1 cc to 120 cc.
Plastic 1 cc syringes are more common. They also come in 1 cc sizes. They are the norm in the medical profession these days. As such, a 1 cc syringe is common for certain medical procedures. Yet, the versatility of the plastic syringes results in the production of different syringe sizes. These can range anywhere from as little as 3/10 cm up to 450 cc. It will rely upon the use.
Common Uses for a 1 CC Syringe
Two common uses for a 1 cc syringe are:

 *   Insulin shots: Whether you have a 1 cc, ½ cc or 3/10 cc depends upon the units of insulin your require as well as the size of the individual receiving the  shots
 *   Tuberculosis Tests:  Syringes of this type have a barrel that holds only 1 cc of medication.

Overall, a 1 cc syringe is designed to give only subcutaneous shots. It can only handle small amounts of medication or fluids. This restricts it usage but still makes it an effective tool in the medical profession. Are you trying to find inexpensive and bulk syringes?

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