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pressure point

noun

Simple Definition of pressure point

  • : 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. 1 :  a discrete point on the body to which pressure is applied (as in acupressure or reflexology) for therapeutic purposes

  2. 2 :  a point where a blood vessel can be compressed against underlying bone to slow blood flow and control bleeding


Medical Dictionary

pressure point

noun

Medical Definition of pressure point

  1. 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. 2:  a discrete point on the body to which pressure is applied (as in acupressure or reflexology) for therapeutic purposes

  3. 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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