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aspirator

 [as´pĭ-ra″tor]
an instrument for evacuating fluid by suction; see aspiration (def. 3).

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.

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.

aspirator

Dentistry A negative suction device used clear saliva

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.

aspirator

Any device used to remove liquid from a body space by suction.

Aspirator

A medical instrument that uses suction to withdraw fluids from the lungs, digestive tract, or other parts of the body for laboratory testing.
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as·pi·ra·tor

(as'pir-ā-tŏr)
An apparatus for removing fluid, air, or tissue by aspiration from body cavities.

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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Growing restrictions and increasing water prices ensure that the cost of operating a water aspirator will grow even more expensive and will likely gain greater regulatory scrutiny in the future.
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EPS recently released two filter needles with 18 and 20 gauge needles (1 1/2-inch) for use with multi-dose IV vials and a filter aspirator with a three inch blunt needle for administering and dispensing medication from ampules.
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Claire Connolly, who runs Ubiquity Financial Direction in Coventry, scooped a prestigious Aspirator award, while Ed Mewies, from TA Millard in Nuneaton, and Ruth Palmer, from The Hub in Bedworth, won the Innovator and Motivator categories, respectively.
Mike Ross of Takeuchi, Buford, Ga., recommends aspirator mufflers and spark arresters to limit emissions and the threat of fire.
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