\kˈʌpɪŋ], \kˈʌpɪŋ], \k_ˈʌ_p_ɪ_ŋ]\
Definitions of CUPPING
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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The operation of drawing blood to or from the surface of the person by forming a partial vacuum over the spot. Also, sometimes, a similar operation for drawing pus from an abscess.
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
The lancets are placed in such a manner in the scarificator, that, when it is applied upon the affected part, the whole are, by means of a spring, pushed suddenly into it. After scarification, the cupping-glass, which has been previously exhausted by heat, or by an exhausting syringe, is applied. The pressure of the air within the glass being thus diminished, the necessary quantity of blood may be drawn. See Bdellometer. It is used to prevent the activity of absorption from any wounded part; occasionally, to excite suppuration, in indolent abscesses; and to remove the pus when an abscess is opened. Cupping, without any epithet, means the abstraction of blood by means of the scarificator and cups: - (F.) Ventouses scarifiees, (L.) Cucurbitulae cruentae, c. cum Ferro, wet cupping. The verb to cup, signifies to draw blood by cupping.
By Robley Dunglison
Application of the cupping-glass.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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