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pressure

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noun pres·sure \ˈpresh-ər\

Medical Definition of pressure

  1. 1:  the burden of mental or physical distress especially from grief, illness, or adversity

  2. 2:  the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it :  compression

  3. 3a:  the action of a force against some opposing force :  a force in the nature of a thrust distributed over a surfaceb:  the force or thrust exerted over a surface divided by the area of the surface

  4. 4:  electromotive force

  5. 5:  atmospheric pressure

  6. 6:  a touch sensation aroused by moderate compression of the skin





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