Valsalva maneuver

noun
Val·​sal·​va maneuver | \ val-ˈsal-və- How to pronounce Valsalva maneuver (audio) \

Definition of Valsalva maneuver

: a forceful attempt at expiration when the airway is closed at some point especially : a conscious attempt made while holding the nostrils closed and keeping the mouth shut (as for the purpose of adjusting middle ear pressure)

called also Valsalva

First Known Use of Valsalva maneuver

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Valsalva maneuver

after Antonio Maria Valsalva †1723 Italian anatomist, who described it

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The first known use of Valsalva maneuver was in 1886

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“Valsalva maneuver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valsalva%20maneuver. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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Valsalva maneuver

noun
Val·​sal·​va maneuver
variants: also Valsalva's maneuver \ val-​ˈsal-​və(z)-​ How to pronounce Valsalva maneuver (audio) \

Medical Definition of Valsalva maneuver

: 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 Valsalva

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