suction

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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

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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There were significant changes from baseline to maximal ICP when nonurgent endotracheal suction and repositioning were performed, but only 4 of 24 children had ICP > 20 mm Hg for more than 5 minutes (median time = 3 minutes) after suction.
Comparison of a closed (trach care MAC) with an open endotracheal suction system in small premature infants.
Morrow B, Futter M, Argent A (2006) Effect of endotracheal suction on lung dynamics in mechanically-ventilated paediatric patients.