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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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(d) Endotracheal suction of all babies born through meconium stained liquor
Ensuring adequate sedation is important to critical patients; however, maintenance of “adequate” sedation remains difficult.[sup][1] Because physical stimuli are frequently encountered in the routine care of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) patients, such as nursing, endotracheal suction (ETS), physiotherapy, and any mobilization.[sup][2]
They studied nonurgent endotracheal suction, repositioning, eye care, oral care, and washing the children's bodies and how the intracranial pressure (ICP) was affected.
Comparison of closed endotracheal suction versus open endotracheal suction in the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care patients: An evaluation using meta-analytic techniques.
Morrow B, Futter M, Argent A (2006) Effect of endotracheal suction on lung dynamics in mechanically-ventilated paediatric patients.