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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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These breast pumps which enable mother's to retrieve and store the breast milk are an ideal solution, as they can manage their both professional and personal life.
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The NWLC found that some health plans are placing improper coverage limits on breastfeeding benefits, only allowing women to receive lactation services within 2 months of delivery; failing to cover breast pumps until after a baby is born; and denying claims for out-of-network lactation consultants even when in-network services are not available.
The NWLC found that some health plans are placing improper coverage limits on breastfeeding benefits, including allowing women to receive lactation services only within 2 months of delivery; failing to cover breast pumps until after a baby is born; and denying claims for out-of-network lactation consultants even when in-network services are not available.
uk BREAST-FEEDING HELP Whether mum is returning to work, having a night away or would like dad to get involved, Medela's range of breast pumps can help.
The lactation station must have an accessible lavatory, a refrigeration or cooling system to store expressed breast milk and electrical outlets for breast pumps.
Abu Faour called on the judiciary to undertake the necessary measures against Belle Vue Medical Center for holding a training session sponsored by Philips Avent, a company that manufactures baby bottles, breast pumps and other baby feeding accessories.
The new products include two breast pumps and a redesign of the Lansinoh mOmma bottle.