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pressure

noun pres·sure \ˈpresh-ər\

Medical Definition of PRESSURE

1
:  the burden of mental or physical distress especially from grief, illness, or adversity
2
:  the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it :  compression
3
a :  the action of a force against some opposing force :  a force in the nature of a thrust distributed over a surface b :  the force or thrust exerted over a surface divided by the area of the surface
6
:  a touch sensation aroused by moderate compression of the skin
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