|Etymology/ Definition||आचूषणं विषदुष्टस्तन्यरुधिरेषु शृङ्गालाबूभ्यां मुखेन वा । सु. सू. ७/१७ डल्हण|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – suction, sucking out|
|Implied Meaning||Action of sucking either deep seated blood, pus or other secretions from a wound, organ etc.|
|Elaboration||Various 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 Colloquial||Suck out, suction by instrument or even mouth|
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