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pressure point

n.
1. Any of several points on the body at which an underlying artery can be pressed against a bone to stop distal bleeding.
2. An area on the skin that is highly sensitive to the application of pressure.
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pressure point

n
(Anatomy) any of several points on the body above an artery that, when firmly pressed, will control bleeding from the artery at a point farther away from the heart
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pres′sure point`


n.
1. a point on the skin that is extremely sensitive to pressure.
2. a point on the body where pressure serves to press an artery against underlying bony tissue, so as to arrest the flow of blood distally.
3. a sensitive or vulnerable area or item, esp. one subject to the application of pressure to produce a desired result.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressure point - any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal pointpressure point - any of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
2.pressure point - where problems or difficulties are likely to occur; "a key pressure point in the controversy was the building permit"
trouble, problem - a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"
3.pressure point - an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure; "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
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Translations

pressure point

n (Med) → punto di compressione emostatica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pres·sure point

n. punto de presión, área donde puede sentirse el pulso o hacer presión para contener un sangramiento.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pressure point

n punto de presión
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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