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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

breast pump

a suction instrument for withdrawing milk from the breast.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

breast pump

(brest pŭmp)
A suction instrument for withdrawing milk from the breast.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

breast pump

A device used to relieve engorged and painful breasts of excess milk, or to remove milk for use later.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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