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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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For women in Great Britain and, to a lesser extent, in France, the choice of the type of early abortion is often between medical abortion and vacuum aspiration under general anesthesia.
For 46 women, the procedure failed and manual vacuum aspiration was required to complete the procedure (7%).
7.4 mm) and the vacuum aspiration procedure to be finished more quickly (3.6 vs.
(4.) Dabash R et al., A randomized controlled trial of 400-mcg sublingual misoprostol versus manual vacuum aspiration for the treatment of incomplete abortion in two Egyptian hospitals, International journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, 2010, Lll(2):131-135.
This is evidence of the progress of the abortion industry's efforts to introduce and promote surgical (manual vacuum aspiration) and chemical (RU486) methods which operate when the child is smaller and less formed--an easier sell to women in crisis pregnancies.
* The safety of manual vacuum aspiration. Studies have overewhelmingly shown that vacuum aspiration is a safe and effective alternative to dilation and curettage (D&C): A Cochrane Review reported that vacuum aspirations are safe, easy to perform and cause less pain than D&C.
Abstract: In the Netherlands, most abortions of early pregnancies have been with electric vacuum aspiration (VA).
Providing additional reason for pro-lifers to be wary of references to "family planning," the Packard Foundation lists the chemical abortifacient mifepristone and the manual vacuum aspiration abortion technique alongside contraceptive devices in enumerating the "fertility regulation methods" that it hopes to improve and expand.
The Bangladesh menstrual regulation program has had many of the recommended best practices for abortion related care in place since the 1970s: For example, paramedics use manual vacuum aspiration for menstrual regulation in outpatient service delivery settings at the primary care level, and contraceptive counseling and services are integral to the program.
The mean estimated cost of manual vacuum aspiration was $225 lower than that of dilatation and curettage (D&C), which supports the transition to vacuum aspiration, as recommended by the World Health Organization.