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maneuver

 [mah-noo´ver]
any dexterous procedure; see also method, operation, procedure, surgery, and technique. For names of specific maneuvers, see under the name.

ma·neu·ver

(mă-nū'vĕr),
A planned movement or procedure.
[Fr. manoeuvre, fr. L. manu operari, to work by hand]

maneuver

/ma·neu·ver/ (mah-noo´ver) a skillful or dextrous method or procedure.
Bracht's maneuver  a method of extraction of the aftercoming head in breech presentation.
Brandt-Andrews maneuver  a method of expressing the placenta from the uterus.
forward-bending maneuver  a method of detecting retraction signs in neoplastic changes in the mammae; the patient bends forward from the waist with chin held up and arms extended toward the examiner. If retraction is present, an asymmetry in the breast is seen.
Heimlich maneuver  a method of dislodging food or other material from the throat of a choking victim: wrap one's arms around the victim, allowing their upper torso to hang forward; with both hands against the victim's abdomen (slightly above the navel and below the rib cage), make a fist with one hand, grasp it with the other, and forcefully press into the abdomen with a quick upward thrust. Repeat several times if necessary.
Heimlich maneuver.
Pajot's maneuver  a method of forceps delivery with traction along the axis of the superior pelvic aperture.
Pinard's maneuver  a method of bringing down the foot in breech extraction.
Prague maneuver  a method of extracting the aftercoming head in breech presentation.
Scanzoni maneuver  double application of forceps blades for delivery of a fetus in the occiput posterior position.
Toynbee maneuver  pinching the nostrils and swallowing; if the auditory tube is patent, the tympanic membrane will retract medially.
Valsalva maneuver 
1. increase in intrathoracic pressure by forcible exhalation effort against the closed glottis.
2. increase in the pressure in the eustachian tube and middle ear by forcible exhalation effort against occluded nostrils and closed mouth.

maneuver

[məno̅o̅′vər]
Etymology: Fr, manœvre, action
1 an adroit or skillful manipulation or procedure.
2 (in obstetrics) a manipulation of the fetus, performed to aid in delivery. Also spelled manoeuvre.

manoeuvre

Medspeak
noun Any form of management or procedure that acts on a patient to evoke a result or outcome.

Vox populi
noun A procedure or series of movements that require skill.
verb To perform a series of movements with caution and skill.

maneuver

Medtalk A method or technique for performing a task. See Abdominal thrust maneuver, Doll's head maneuver, Epley maneuver, Flake maneuver, Hallpike maneuver, Head-tilt/chin-lift maneuver, Heimlich maneuver, Jaw thrust maneuver, Jendrassik maneuver, Lichtenstein maneuver, Semont maneuver, Triple airway maneuver, Valsalva maneuver.

ma·neu·ver

(mă-nū'vĕr)
A planned movement or procedure.
Synonym(s): manoeuvre.
[Fr. manoeuvre, fr. L. manu operari, to work by hand]

maneuver,

n a skillful procedure or manipulation.

ma·neu·ver

(mă-nū'vĕr)
A planned movement or procedure.
Synonym(s): manoeuvre.
[Fr. manoeuvre, fr. L. manu operari, to work by hand]