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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.

breast pump

a mechanical or electronic device 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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Breast pumps may be manual devices powered by hand or foot movements or electrical devices powered by electricity or batteries.
The hospital-grade breast pumps that are now covered [by prescription] are a huge improvement for women who want to breastfeed [versus] the less expensive ones that many women would try as that was what they could afford," she said in an interview.
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
Despite the health threats of formula feeding, many mothers give breastfeeding up after they return to work, often due to the lack of time or facilities to use a breast pump while on the job.
These mothers must use an electric breast pump to initiate and maintain their milk supply because their baby is not able to suckle at breast.
If an employee doesn't have her own breast pump, or if her breast pump is broken, the hospital has extra breast pumps available, he said.
I was at a friend's house using the manual pump when she told me she had an electric breast pump I could use.
Questionnaires were mailed to mothers of infants who met the following criteria: (a) admitted to Children's Hospital of Boston between July 1998 and April 2000 with diagnosis of CHD, (b) underwent cardiac surgery during their first month of life, (c) received breastmilk feeds during their hospital stay, and (d) received breast pump education by staff nurse, lactation specialist, or clinical dietitian.
The first houses a group of various transparent plastic objects intended to hold liquid--clear tubes, bottles, a breast pump, vacuform packaging--that make up part of the artist's ongoing Innocent Collection, 1988-.
IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE SAME ANTI-COLIC NIPPLE FOUND ON AVENT FEEDING BOTTLES, AS WELL AS THE PATENTED ISIS BREAST PUMP, PROVIDING A BABY WITH AN EASY TRANSITION BETWEEN BREAST AND BOTTLE.
Recruited and screened volunteers provide the milk with the aid of a breast pump at home and then drop in into the milk bank each week.