pressure point


pressure point

noun

: a place on your body that can be pressed to stop tension or pain

: a place on your body where a blood vessel is near the bone and can be pressed to stop bleeding

: a place, area, or situation that is a source or possible source of problems : a point where pressure is applied or felt

Full Definition of PRESSURE POINT

1
:  a discrete point on the body to which pressure is applied (as in acupressure or reflexology) for therapeutic purposes
2
:  a point where a blood vessel can be compressed against underlying bone to slow blood flow and control bleeding

First Known Use of PRESSURE POINT

1882

pressure point

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRESSURE POINT

1
: a region of the body in which the distribution of soft and skeletal parts is such that a static position (as of a part in a cast or of a bedridden person) tends to cause circulatory deficiency and necrosis due to local compression of blood vessels—compare bedsore
2
: a discrete point on the body to which pressure is applied (as in acupressure or reflexology) for therapeutic purposes
3
: a point where a blood vessel runs near a bone and can be compressed (as to check bleeding) by the application of pressure against the bone

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