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Vox populi Pressing someone for details about a particular matter
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Vigorous opening and closing of the fist to enhance filling of subcutaneous veins below a tourniquet placed around an arm in preparation for phlebotomy.
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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
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The physician in this case might attempt to justify his participation by saying that no real physical harm, but only temporary discomfort, could have resulted from the "stomach pumping" operation; and that he assumed his actions to be legally proper since the request for his assistance came from responsible law enforcement officers.
Medical men and forensic scientists will do well to preserve the integrity of their professional standards and maintain their own self respect as men of science rather than comply with the requests of overzealous investigators to participate in such a venture as the stomach pumping procedure in the Rochin case.
She stopped, her flat stomach pumping in, out, and gently blew a bad poem in his ear: