hepatojugular reflux

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reflux

 [re´fluks]
a backward or return flow; see also backflow and regurgitation (def. 1).
esophageal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux) reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus.
hepatojugular reflux distention of the jugular vein induced by applying manual pressure over the liver; it suggests insufficiency of the right heart.
intrarenal reflux reflux of urine into the renal parenchyma.
vesicoureteral reflux (vesicoureteric reflux) backward flow of urine from the bladder into a ureter.

he·pa·to·jug·u·lar re·flux

an elevation of venous pressure visible in the jugular veins and measurable in the veins of the arm, produced in active or impending congestive heart failure and constrictive pericarditis by firm pressure with the flat hand over the abdomen. Often called hepatojugular reflux when pressure is exclusively over the liver.

hepatojugular reflux

Etymology: Gk, hēpar + L, jugulum, neck
an increase in jugular venous pressure when pressure is applied for 30 to 60 seconds over the abdomen, suggestive of right-sided heart failure.

abdominal jugular reflux

An increase in JVP which follows 10–30 seconds of pressure placed on the periumbilical region, due to an increase in flow of blood from the abdominal veins into the right atrium.

he·pa·to·jug·u·lar re·flux

(hep'ă-tō-jŭg'yū-lăr rē'flŭks)
An elevation of venous pressure visible in the jugular veins and measurable in the veins of the arm, produced in active or impending congestive heart failure by firm pressure with the flat hand over the liver for 30-60 seconds.

hepatojugular reflux

A visible upward movement of the jugular vein pulse in the neck on pressure on the abdomen. This is a way of distinguishing venous from arterial pulsation.

hepatojugular

pertaining to the liver and jugular vein.

hepatojugular reflux
distention of the jugular vein induced by manual pressure over the liver; it suggests insufficiency of the right heart.