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belonephobia

GC: n

S: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16894439(external link) (last access: 23 July 2015); http://www.hypnotherapykent.co.uk/fear-of-needles/(external link) (last access: 23 July 2015); DORLAND.

N: 1. Borrowed from French bélonophobie or bélonéphobie, from Greek belónē “needle” + French -o- + -phobie.
First Known Use: circa 1909.
2. Belonephobia is an unreasonable and altered response due to the fear of needles. It affects up to 10% of the population and has implications for treatment and follow up, especially in the paediatric setting. A three step behavioural approach involving recognition and relaxation, control and preparation, and graded exposure, can be effective in overcoming belonephobia. This will assist with non-urgent minor procedures being undertaken.
3. Related term or near-synonym: trypanophobia (an excessive and irrational fear of receiving an injection or of having one's skin pierced with a needle).
5. Cultural Interrelation: Princess Resurrection OST - Sympathy for the Belonephobia.

S: 1. MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belonephobia(external link) (last access: 23 July 2015). 2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16894439(external link) (last access: 23 July 2015). 3. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 23 July 2015); FCB. 5. https://archive.org/details/mbid-7d1c2278-260a-41d5-9be9-0750c5b502f8(external link) (last access: 2 June 2016).

GV: belonophobia

S: MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belonephobia(external link) (last access: 23 July 2015)

SYN: aichmophobia

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 23 July 2015)

CR: blennophobia, erythrophobia, hemophobia.


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