Definition of vacuum extraction in English:

vacuum extraction

Line breaks: vac¦uum ex|trac¦tion

noun

[mass noun]
  • The application of reduced pressure to extract something, particularly to assist childbirth or as a method of abortion, or as a technique for removing components of a chemical mixture.
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    • Assisted vaginal delivery comprised both forceps deliveries and vacuum extraction.
    • These early measurements of arterial oxygen saturation were made by vacuum extraction of the blood gases.
    • Ten of the vaginal deliveries were by forceps and 19 by vacuum extraction.

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