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suction

1. the force or condition produced by a pressure difference, as the force holding a suction cap onto a surface
2. the act or process of producing such a force or condition
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suction

1. In plastering, the absorption of water from a plaster finish coat by the base coat (or the base, such as block or gypsum lath), thus providing a better bond and causing it to adhere to the base coat.
2. The adhesion of mortar to bricks.
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All patients leave the hospital with the closed suction drain, ureteral catheters, and the pouching system.
The use of closed suction drain after lumpectomy and axillary node dissection for breast cancer.
Clinical effects of closed suction drainage on wound healing in patients with head and neck cancer.
Our aim was to compare the outcomes of modified radical mastectomy wounds managed by either closed suction drainage or closed simple drainage.
Effective management of incisional and cutaneous fistulae with closed suction wound drainage.
The Portex[R] SuctionPro[TM] 72 Closed Suction System, is designed for airway suctioning of critically ill patients and is indicated for 72 hours of continuous use.
In a prospective randomised trial, Nigerian researchers Ezeome and Adebamowo (4) assessed the effectiveness of closed simple drainage versus closed suction drainage in the management of post-radical mastectomy wounds, and found no significant difference.
In our study, 2 hematomas required immediate reexploration despite the use of a closed suction drain.
The abdomen was washed out and large-bore, closed suction drains were placed adjacent to the injury.
The Portex [R] Suction Pro [TM] 72 Closed Suction System, is designed for airway suctioning of critically ill patients and is indicated for 72 hours of continuous use.
Various solutions exist such as disposable absorbent mats, floor suction devices, suction mats and closed suction systems.