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Etymology/ Definitionआचूषणं विषदुष्टस्तन्यरुधिरेषु शृङ्गालाबूभ्यां मुखेन वा । सु. सू. ७/१७ डल्हण
ReferenceS.Su.7/17 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – suction, sucking out
Implied MeaningAction of sucking either deep seated blood, pus or other secretions from a wound, organ etc.
ElaborationVarious instruments are used for suction purpose. E. g.
1. To draw up vitiated breast milk
2. To suck out vitiated blood or poison with S`hringa ( deer horn ) or Alaaboo . The idea is to let the vitiating matter out from the site and to facilitate healing.
This works on the principle of creating a vacuum thus making the secretions ooze out actively from the cut surface. It was also used to isolate the abdominal lumps for excision.
Contemporary ColloquialSuck out, suction by instrument or even mouth

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