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aspiration

1. 
a. the act of breathing
b. a breath
2. removal of air or fluid from a body cavity by suction
3. Med
a. the sucking of fluid or foreign matter into the air passages of the body
b. the removal of air or fluid from the body by suction
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aspiration

[‚as·pə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
The removal of fluids from a cavity by suction.
(microbiology)
The use of suction to draw up a sample in a pipette.
(science and technology)
Act or the result of removing, carrying along, or drawing by suction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

aspiration

In an air-conditioned room, the pulling of room air into the moving air-stream which is discharging from a diffuser.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To examine the airway for possible aspirated TEP, topical 4% lidocaine was sprayed into the stoma.
To date, there are no published reports on aspirated foreign bodies in children in our local setting.
Generally, the first aspirated sample is reserved for morphological examination, as it is likely to be the best sample containing BM particles.
The feature [spread glottis] which is required to discriminate between aspirated and unaspirated consonants of English is not active in Pashto.
Given these results, one may wonder whether any nodule smaller than 1 cm should be aspirated. In general this is a question that clinicians should answer.
Results in figure 3 follow the hierarchy: Aspirated voiced Greater than Unaspirated voiced Greater than Aspirated voiceless Greater than Unaspirated voiceless.
* Always perform a minimum of 2 needle passes, unless fluid or purulent material is aspirated with the first pass; always use a sterile needle and syringe for each pass
For 77 patients, either a lymph node (n = 34) or pleural fluid (n = 33) was aspirated for culture and DST during the study period (Table 1).
Another issue is that since no intercooler is 100 percent efficient, the induction air temps will be somewhat higher in the turbonormalized 10-550 than in the normally aspirated one.
Of the 2,000 patients referred for video fluoroscopic evaluation, 50.6% aspirated (n = 1,012).
GM will make two versions of the 1.4, a naturally aspirated 100-hp variant used as the range-extender in the Chevrolet Volt, while a 140-hp turbocharged version will slot under the hood of the Chevrolet Cruze.