Aspirator (medical device)

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For other uses, see Aspirator (disambiguation).
Potain's aspirator

A medical aspirator is a small suction machine used to remove mucus and other bodily fluids from a patient. These machines are often designed to be portable for use in ambulances and nursing homes, and can run on AC/DC or battery power. Major manufacturers include Allied Healthcare (under the Gomco brand) and Impact. In the past manually operated aspirators were used such as Potain's aspirator.[1]


  1. ^ p. 97, Minor surgery, Henry R. Wharton, in System of surgery, vol. II, Frederic S. Dennis and John S. Billings, eds., Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co., 1895.