GC: n

S: NCBI – (last access: 23 July 2015); (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 – (last access: 23 July 2015). 2. (last access: 23 July 2015). 3. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 23 July 2015); FCB. 5. (last access: 2 June 2016).

GV: belonophobia

S: MW – (last access: 23 July 2015)

SYN: aichmophobia

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

CR: blennophobia, erythrophobia, hemophobia, phobia.