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aspirator

 [as´pĭ-ra″tor]
an instrument for evacuating fluid by suction; see aspiration (def. 3).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·pi·ra·tor

(as'pi-rā-ter, -tōr),
An apparatus for removing fluid, air, or tissue by aspiration from any of the body cavities; usually consists of a hollow needle or trocar and cannula connected by tubing with a container vacuumized by a syringe or reversed air (suction) pump.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aspirator

(ăs′pə-rā′tər)
n.
1. A device for removing liquids or gases by suction, especially an instrument that uses suction to remove substances, such as mucus or serum, from a body cavity.
2. A suction pump used to create a partial vacuum.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

aspirator

Dentistry A negative suction device used clear saliva
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

as·pi·ra·tor

(as'pir-ā-tŏr)
An apparatus for removing fluid by aspiration from any of the body cavities; it consists usually of a hollow needle or trocar and cannula, connected by tubing with a container vacuumized by a syringe or reversed air (suction) pump.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

aspirator

Any device used to remove liquid from a body space by suction.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Aspirator

A medical instrument that uses suction to withdraw fluids from the lungs, digestive tract, or other parts of the body for laboratory testing.
Mentioned in: Fluke Infections
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·pi·ra·tor

(as'pir-ā-tŏr)
An apparatus for removing fluid, air, or tissue by aspiration from body cavities.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about aspirator

Q. What Causes Aspiration Pneumonia? My father is hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia. What causes this?

A. Aspiration pneumonia is a pneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign material that enter the bronchial tree (air tubes), usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Aspiration pneumonia represents a either a bacterial infection or a chemical inflammatory process due to inadequate swallowing mechanism.

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The company recently inked a deal with Airbus to provide 3,000 valves and 3,000 aspirators each year.
Because of the limitation of their end vacuum and flow performance, water aspirators are utilized for low-strength vacuum applications.
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-- A manual vacuum aspirator is a reasonable alternative for physicians who want to offer medical abortions but do not have a powered vacuum suction device in their offices, Dr.
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Introducing a multiple-pass aspirator that mounts directly on an injection molding machine.
A far less expensive and more effective alternative to the water aspirators exists in the form of compressed air.
in Houston), aspirators to remove paper and cardboard, and washing and rinsing equipment.
Dust and fines are removed by two aspirators. Flake is metered into an extruder with a vacuum pump that draws off moisture and volatiles.
Base price for a Cryoclean 2000 with metal detection, cryogenic freezer, impacter, two aspirators, two dryers, float tank and rotary screener is $380,000.