Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Drug slang A regional term for selling crack
Sexology Copulation
Vox populi Pressing someone for details about a particular matter
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Vigorous opening and closing of the fist to enhance filling of subcutaneous veins below a tourniquet placed around an arm in preparation for phlebotomy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Draining or emptying of fluids by hydraulic suction.

lymphatic pumping

In osteopathy, manipulation of the thoracic cavity to facilitate lymphatic circulation.

stomach pumping

See: gastric lavage
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
RELATED ARTICLE: Loss of Pumping Action in Heart Failure
The AODD pump has been able to consistently meet those demands and has become a go-to pumping technology where basic liquid-transfer capabilities are required.
The key to a successful parallel pumping system is to use pumps with the same shaped characteristic curve and to ensure identical operating environments for each of the pumps.
The choice of pump type and pumping system is highly dependent on the depth and lateral extent of the mine.
According to statistics from the US Department of Energy's Office of Industrial Technologies, pumping systems can account for between 25 and 50% of the total energy consumed by certain industrial processes.
The P&M Pumps Health Check Package is designed to help operators achieve on-going optimum pumping performance with the emphasis on a pro-active, preventative policy, as opposed to a reactive approach.
HB upright series comes with standard 9-kw heating element; fully programmable, microprocessor-based PID digital controller; and pumping capacities from 3/4 to 5 hp.