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aspirate

 [as´pĭ-rāt]
1. to withdraw fluid by negative pressure, or suction; see aspiration (def. 3).
2. the fluid withdrawn this way.

as·pi·rate

(as'pi-rāt),
1. To remove by aspiration.
2. To inhale into the airways foreign particulate material, such as vomitus.
3. Foreign body, food, gastric contents, or fluid, including saliva, which is inhaled.
[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, give the H sound]

aspirate

(ăs′pə-rāt′)
tr.v. aspi·rated, aspi·rating, aspi·rates
1. To draw (liquid or a foreign object, for example) into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
2. Medicine
a. To remove (a liquid or gas) from the body by aspiration.
b. To suction (a body part or growth, for example) for the removal of a liquid or gas.
n. (-pər-ĭt)
Medicine Matter removed by aspiration.

aspirate

Lab medicine
verb To draw a fluid under negative pressure into a receptacle for transport to the lab (e.g., syringe), or analysis (as in a lab instrument that aspirates material being tested on a batch analyser). 

Orthopaedics
verb To draw a fluid under negative pressure from a joint—e.g., to reduce intra-articular pressure.

Respiratory medicine
noun Fluid withdrawn from a cyst.

verb To inhale foreign fluid or semi-fluid material, in particular gastric content into the upper respiratory tract, resulting in aspiration pneumonia.

aspirate

To suck in Chest medicine noun Fluid withdrawn from a cyst verb To inhale foreign fluid or semi-fluid material, in particular gastric content into the upper respiratory tract, resulting in aspiration pneumonia Clinical medicine The drawing of a fluid under negative pressure from a joint–eg, to ↓ pressure Lab medicine The drawing of a fluid under negative pressure into a receptacle for storage—eg syringe, or for analysis—as in a laboratory instrument that aspirates material being tested on a batch analyzer

as·pi·rate

1. (as'pi-rāt) To remove by aspiration.
2. (as'pi-rit) The substance removed by aspiration.
[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, make the H sound]

Aspirate

The removal by suction of a fluid from a body cavity using a needle.

as·pi·rate

(as'pir-āt)
1. To remove by aspiration.
2. To inhale into the airways foreign particulate material, such as vomitus.
3. Foreign body, food, gastric contents, or fluid, including saliva, which is inhaled.
[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, make the H sound]

Patient discussion about aspirate

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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While cleaning her prosthesis, it dislodged and was aspirated. She initially presented to an outside hospital acutely short of breath, requiring supplemental oxygen to maintain saturations >90%.
The commonest foreign bodies aspirated were groundnuts (13, 39.4%), metallic objects (7, 21.2%), and seeds (3, 9.1%) (Table 2).
A standard-gauge disposable BMA needle was used and 0.5 to 1.0 ml bone marrow was aspirated with a 10 ml syringe.
For English three aspirated [ph th kh] and three unaspirated stops [p t k] stops and for Pashto labial /p/ laminal coronal /t/ retroflex // and velar /k/ stops were the target sounds.
Figure 5 shows that unaspirated voiceless stops have longer closure duration as compared to aspirated voiceless stops.
* If only blood aspirated, remove needle, apply pressure for 1 mm, repeat aspirate using new needle and syringe; try smaller needle; if still bloody, try aspirating using no suction at all
No statistical difference related to ethnicity wa noted for patients who aspirated. A significant difference (p = .005) was noted by gender, with male participants aspirating at 54.1% and female participants aspirating at 47.5%.
The base naturally aspirated version of the engine features a cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head; the block frame has been hollowed out to reduce weight.
ABSTRACT : The aim of this study was to evaluate if oocytes, aspirated from postovulatory ovarian follicles of superovulated rabbits 14 h post-hCG administration, could be efficiently used as ooplasm recipients for somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT).
An additional 39 patients were diagnosed with a papillary carcinoma smaller than 1 cm in the aspirated nodule, and another 38 patients had an incidental papillary carcinoma smaller than 1 cm in an otherwise benign tissue sample that was not the aspirated nodule.
An additional 39 patients were diagnosed with a papillary carcinoma less than 1 cm in size in the aspirated nodule, and another 38 patients had an incidental papillary carcinoma less than 1 cm in size in an otherwise benign tissue sample that was not the aspirated nodule.
In the 23 June 2005 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, the team describes the case of a 17-year-old girl who aspirated water and mud while engulfed by a wave and carried about half a mile.