suction aspiration

suction aspiration
A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) and vacuum is used to remove tissue from the uterus. Also called suction evacuation or vacuum aspiration.

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  • suction evacuation — A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) and vacuum is used to remove tissue from the uterus. Also called suction aspiration or vacuum aspiration …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • aspiration — [as΄pə rā′shən] n. [L aspiratio, a blowing or breathing < pp. of aspirare, ASPIRE] 1. a) strong desire or ambition, as for advancement, honor, etc. b) the thing so desired 2. a breathing in, as of dust into the lungs 3. Med. removal of fluid… …   English World dictionary

  • suction — The act or process of sucking. SEE ALSO: aspiration (1), aspiration (2). [L. sugo, pp. suctus, to suck] posttussive s. a s. sound heard on auscultation over a pulmonary cavity at the end of a cough. Wangensteen s. a modified …   Medical dictionary

  • Aspiration — Removal of a sample of fluid and cells through a needle. Aspiration also refers to the accidental sucking in of food particles or fluids into the lungs. * * * 1. Removal, by suction, of a gas, fluid, or tissue from a body cavity or organ from… …   Medical dictionary

  • aspiration — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. audible breath that accompanies or comprises a speech sound b. the pronunciation or addition of an aspiration; also the symbol of an aspiration 2. a drawing of something in, out, up, or through by or as if by suction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aspiration — aspirational, adj. /as peuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. strong desire, longing, or aim; ambition: intellectual aspirations. 2. a goal or objective desired: The presidency is the traditional aspiration of young American boys. 3. act of aspirating; breath.… …   Universalium

  • suction — suctional, adj. /suk sheuhn/, n. 1. the act, process, or condition of sucking. 2. the force that, by a pressure differential, attracts a substance or object to the region of lower pressure. 3. the act or process of producing such a force. v.t. 4 …   Universalium

  • aspiration — as•pi•ra•tion [[t]ˌæs pəˈreɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) a strong desire, longing, or hope; ambition 2) a goal or objective desired: The presidency had been his aspiration since college[/ex] 3) an act of aspirating, esp. inhalation 4) phn a) the articulation… …   From formal English to slang

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