Aspirator (medical device)

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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.

In the past manually operated aspirators were used such as Potain's aspirator.[1]

The contemporary Gomco 4040 Aspirator


  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.