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pump

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noun \ˈpəmp\

Medical Definition of pump

  1. 1:  a device that raises, transfers, or compresses fluids or that attenuates gases especially by suction or pressure or both

  2. 2:  heart

  3. 3:  an act or the process of pumping

  4. 4:  an energy source (as light) for pumping atoms or molecules

  5. 5:  a mechanism by which atoms, ions, or molecules are transported across cell membranes—see proton pump, sodium pump




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pump

intransitive verb

Medical Definition of pump

  1. :  to work a pump :  raise or move a fluid with a pump

  2. transitive verb

  3. 1:  to raise (as water) with a pump

  4. 2:  to draw fluid from with a pump

  5. 3:  to transport (as ions) against a concentration gradient by the expenditure of energy

  6. 4a:  to excite (as atoms or molecules) especially so as to cause emission of coherent monochromatic electromagnetic radiation (as in a laser)b:  to energize (as a laser) by pumping





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