### Medical Dictionary

 One entry found.Main Entry: Val·sal·va maneuverVariant(s): also Val·sal·va's maneuver \val-ˈsal-və(z)-\ Function: noun : a forceful attempt at expiration when the airway is closed at some point; especially : a conscious effort made while holding the nostrils closed and keeping the mouth shut especially for the purpose of testing the patency of the eustachian tubes, adjusting middle ear pressure, or aborting supraventricular tachycardia—called also ValsalvaA. M. Valsalva —see sinus of valsalva

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