filopressure


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filopressure

 [fi´lo-presh″er]
compression of a blood vessel by a thread.

fi·lo·pres·sure

(fī'lō-presh'ŭr),
Temporary pressure on a blood vessel by a ligature, which is removed when the flow of blood has ceased.
[L. filum, thread]

filopressure

/fi·lo·pres·sure/ (fi´lo-presh″er) compression of a blood vessel by a thread.

filopressure

the temporary compression of a blood vessel by a ligature. The ligature is removed when the blood flow has stopped.

filopressure

A term little used in the working medical parlance for the temporary pressure on an artery due to a ligature.

fi·lo·pres·sure

(fī'lō-presh'ŭr)
Temporary pressure on a blood vessel by a ligature, which is removed when the flow of blood has ceased.
[L. filum, thread + pressure]