filopressure


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filopressure

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

A term little used in the working medical parlance for the temporary pressure on an artery due to a ligature.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012