aspiration

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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

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.

aspiration

In an air-conditioned room, the pulling of room air into the moving air-stream which is discharging from a diffuser.
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In this study the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and overall diagnostic accuracy of Fine needle aspiration cytology were calculated by correlating the results of cytology with histopathology by using Galen and Gambino method with following formulas.
Fine needle aspiration cytology of a thyroid metastasis of metaplastic breast carcinoma: a case report.
Intra-oral and oropharyngeal lesions: role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis.
Positive economic and diagnostic accuracy impacts of on-site evaluation of fine needle aspiration biopsies by pathologists.
Rastogi et al., "The diagnostic accuracy of 22-gauge and 25-gauge needles in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of solid pancreatic lesions: A meta-analysis," Endoscopy, vol.
Fine needle aspiration cytology can reasonably sub-classify fibroadenoma, invasive ductal carcinoma and mastitis but there is still a challenge with lobular carcinoma, metaplastic carcinoma, papillary carcinoma and fibrocystic changes.
Fine needle aspiration for evaluation of breast masses.
Fine needle aspiration cytology, was performed by using the needles of 21 - 23 G.
Material and Methods: All cases diagnosed as breast cancer (C 5) or suspicious of breast cancer (C 4), on Fine needle aspiration cytology, were included in the study and women already taking treatment were excluded.
Diagnostic value of lymph node fine needle aspiration cytology: an institutional experience of 387 cases observed over a 5-year period.
This then, is their contribution to the move toward small needle biopsy specimens, both core biopsy and fine needle aspiration, which they embrace fully.