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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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Table 26: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Breast Pumps by Product Segment -Non-Powered Breast Pumps and Powered Breast Pumps Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in '000 Units for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20
Ergobaby is partnering with leading breast pump manufacturer Ameda to sponsor a series of talks by nursing expert Jessica Martin-Weber from The Leaky Boob at MommyCon conferences across the US.
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About Acelleron Medical Products : Acelleron Medical Products, a Preferred Home Health Care Company, has focused on the distribution of nebulizers, breast pumps and other medical products throughout New England since 2004.
Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump, which is designed for occasional use to help a mom continue to provide her baby with breastmilk, even when they have to be apart.
Babies"R"Us Partners with Medela to Offer Breast Pump Rental Service The company has partnered with Medela, a leading manufacturer of breast pumps and postnatal supplies, to provide the Medela Breast Pump Rental Service to parents nationwide.
We want to support moms with the highest-quality breast pumps and accessories to make it as easy as possible for moms who want to breastfeed to do so.
Breast pumps are now covered by most major health insurance plans with no out-of-pocket costs as long as they are obtained from a durable medical equipment (DME) company, such as Acelleron.
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Kara also uses buySAFE for her sales on eBay (eBay user ID: ABCMomandMe) where she sells breast pumps to new and expecting mothers.
According to Felina Rakowski-Gallagher of the Upper Breast Side, a breastfeeding resource center on the Upper West Side of New York City, "We are so pleased that we can give moms an alternative - especially for those with breast pumps that don't arrive with any carrying case at all"