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central venous pressure

noun

Medical Definition of CENTRAL VENOUS PRESSURE

:  the venous pressure of the right atrium of the heart obtained by inserting a catheter into the median cubital vein and advancing it to the right atrium through the superior vena cava—abbreviation CVP
April 28, 2015
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