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pump

 [pump]
1. an apparatus for drawing or forcing liquid or gas.
2. to draw or force liquids or gases.
blood pump a machine used to propel blood through the tubing of extracorporeal circulation devices.
breast pump a pump for taking milk from the breast.
calcium pump the mechanism of active transport of calcium (Ca2+) across a membrane, as of the sarcoplasmic reticulum of muscle cells, against a concentration gradient; the mechanism is driven by hydrolysis of ATP.
enteral feeding pump an infusion pump specifically designed for administration of a solution through a feeding tube.
insulin pump see insulin pump.
intra-aortic balloon pump see intra-aortic balloon pump.
muscle pump compression of veins by the contraction of skeletal muscles, forcing blood towards the heart against the flow of gravity; seen particularly in the deep veins of the lower limbs. Called also venous pump.
proton pump a system for transporting protons across cell membranes, often exchanging them for other positively charged ions.
sodium pump (sodium-potassium pump) the mechanism of active transport driven by the energy generated by Na+,K+-ATPase, by which sodium (Na+) is extruded from a cell and potassium (K+) is brought in, so as to maintain the low concentration of sodium and the high concentration of potassium within the cell with respect to the surrounding medium. A high concentration of intracellular potassium is necessary for vital processes such as protein biosynthesis, certain enzyme activities, and maintenance of the membrane potential of excitable cells. Called also Na+-K+ pump.
stomach pump see stomach pump.
venous pump muscle pump.

breast pump

a suction instrument for withdrawing milk from the breast.
A tubular mechanical device that provides gentle suction for milk extraction, used when breasts are engorged or when direct infant feeding is not possible for various physical—e.g., prematurity—or logistical reasons

breast pump

Pediatrics A tubular mechanical device that provides gentle suction for milk extraction, used when breasts are engorged or when direct infant feeding is not possible for various physical–eg prematurity or logistic–eg mommy has to work–reasons

breast pump

(brest pŭmp)
A suction instrument for withdrawing milk from the breast.

breast pump

A device used to relieve engorged and painful breasts of excess milk, or to remove milk for use later.
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"India Breast Pump Market Opportunity, Price & Sales Outlook 2025" Report Highlights:
"The breast pumps need to be sterile and breast pumping should be a 'zero contact' process, i.e.
Infection in breast-fed infants is rare but has recently been reported in two preterm neonates in association with contaminated breast pump parts (2,3).
Discreet and comfortable to use, the Single electric Breast Pump system makes it easy to give your baby all the benefits of your breast milk, even when you're not there.
After leaving the hospital, the mother expressed breast milk by using a handheld breast pump that had not been sterilized before use.
CHICCO NATURAL FEELING COMPLETE STARTER SET, PS60 (RRP PS150), Mothercare THIS comes with an electric steriliser, manual breast pump, five bottles and a dummy.
A gate agent went up to Kaur who demanded an explanation for Kaur's (http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/sikh-woman-ordered-to-show-breast-pump-after-fellow-passenger-suspects-she-may-be-a-terrorist/) breast pump .
Maryland Heights, MO, July 02, 2016 --(PR.com)-- A market research report published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc., estimates Breast Pumps Market - Global Breast Pump Types Analysis and Forecast 2013-2020, as global breast pumps market growing at the rate of 8.4% CAGR and estimated to reach USD 2.1 Billion by 2020 due to technological advancement and increase in global population.
But a growing number of startups wants to make the breast pump more mother-friendly, using soft silicone parts or keeping their noise level down to make it easier for them to work and pump simultaneously.
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The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) found that at least 20 insurance companies are disregarding some ACA requirements by limiting coverage of breast pump purchases or failing to provide in-network lactation counselors.
Clockwise, from top left, some of the gadgets new parents |might like, Dr Brown's natural flow bottles; the kick counting wristband; the Gro-hush; the Cosatto pushchair; the Munchkin bottles; the Milton mini steriliser; the Dream Sheep and Sheepdog; the FOSBABYP1 and the Medela breast pump