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point

 [point]
1. a small area or spot; the sharp end of an object.
2. to approach the surface, like the pus of an abscess, at a definite spot or place.
3. a tapered, pointed endodontic instrument used for exploring the depth of the root canal in root canal therapy; called also root canal point.
point A a radiographic, cephalometric landmark, determined on the lateral head film; it is the most retruded part of the curved bony outline from the anterior nasal spine to the crest of the maxillary alveolar process.
absorbent point in root canal therapy, a cone of variable width and taper, usually made of paper or a paper product, used to dry or maintain a liquid disinfectant in the canal. Called also paper point.
point B a radiographic, cephalometric landmark, determined on the lateral head film; it is the most posterior midline point in the concavity between the infradentale and pogonion.
boiling point the temperature at which a liquid will boil; at sea level the boiling point of water is 100°C (212°F).
cardinal p's
1. the points on the different refracting media of the eye that determine the direction of the entering or emerging light rays.
2. four points within the pelvic inlet— the two sacroiliac articulations and the two iliopectineal eminences.
craniometric p's the established points of reference for measurement of the skull.
dew point the temperature at which moisture in the atmosphere is deposited as dew.
far point the most remote point at which an object is clearly seen when the eye is at rest.
point of fixation
1. the point or object on which one's sight is fixed and through which the axis opticus passes.
2. the point on the retina, usually the fovea, on which are focused the rays coming from an object directly regarded.
freezing point the temperature at which a liquid begins to freeze, for water, 0°C (32°F); it is often used interchangeably with melting point, but should be used for substances being cooled while melting point is reserved for substances being heated.
gutta-percha point gutta-percha cone.
ice point the true melting point of ice, being the temperature of equilibrium between ice and air-saturated water under one atmosphere pressure.
isoelectric point (pI) the pH of a solution in which molecules of a specific substance, such as a protein, have equal numbers of positively and negatively charged groups and therefore do not migrate in an electric field.
J point on an electrocardiogram, the junction between the end of the QRS segment and the beginning of the ST segment.
jugal point the point at the angle formed by the masseteric and maxillary edges of the zygomatic bone; called also jugale.
lacrimal point a small aperture on a slight elevation at the medial end of the eyelid margin, through which tears from the lacrimal lake enter the lacrimal canaliculi. See also lacrimal apparatus.
point of maximal impulse the point on the chest where the impulse of the left ventricle is sometimes felt or seen most strongly, normally in the fifth costal interspace inside the mammillary line.
McBurney point a point of special tenderness in appendicitis, about 4 to 5 cm from the right anterior iliac spine on a line between the spine and the navel; it corresponds to the normal position of the appendix.
McBurney's point is located midway between the anterior iliac crest and the umbilicus in the right lower quadrant. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2002.
melting point (mp) the minimum temperature at which a solid begins to liquefy; see also freezing point.
near point the nearest point of clear vision, the absolute near point being that for either eye alone with accommodation relaxed, and the relative near point being that for the two eyes together with employment of accommodation.
nodal p's two points on the axis of an optical system situated so that a ray falling on one will produce a parallel ray emerging through the other.
paper point absorbent point.
pressure point
1. a point of extreme sensitivity to pressure.
2. one of various locations on the body at which digital pressure may be applied for the control of hemorrhage.
Locations of pressure points. Shaded areas show the regions in which hemorrhage may be controlled by pressure at the points indicated.
root canal point point (def. 3).
silver point in root canal therapy, a tapered and elongated silver plug that is cemented into the canal as a filling. Called also silver cone.
trigger point a spot on the body at which pressure or other stimulus gives rise to specific sensations or symptoms.
triple point the temperature and pressure at which the solid, liquid, and gas phases of a substance are in equilibrium.

pres·sure point

a cutaneous locus having pressure-sensitive elements that, when compressed, yield a sensation of pressure.

pressure point

n.
1. Any of several points on the body at which an underlying artery can be pressed against a bone to stop distal bleeding.
2. An area on the skin that is highly sensitive to the application of pressure.

pressure point

Emergency care A point or zone on the body surface–femoral, brachial, or carotid region that can be compressed to control hemorrhage from the respective artery Neurology A zone highly sensitive to pain

pres·sure point

(presh'ŭr poynt)
A cutaneous locus having pressure-sensitive elements that, when compressed, produce a sensation of pressure.

pres·sure point

(presh'ŭr poynt)
Cutaneous locus with pressure-sensitive elements that, when compressed, yield a sensation of pressure.

Patient discussion about pressure point

Q. I am thinking are there any other ways to pressurize or use these points apart from needles? hi all…I was advised by my practitioner to pressurize on the acupuncture points regularly using needle and it is painless. I am thinking are there any other ways to pressurize or use these points apart from needles?

A. Yes…there are some other techniques available where they can excite the points for the same effect as acupuncture points which may give some additional benefits. Techniques used are moxibustion, essential oils and now even laser biostimulation is gaining popularity.

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The issues surrounding pressure points and the recent criticisms leveled against them are not brought up to malign legitimate expressions of concern over the effectiveness of a specific technique.
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A new study by experts at Queensland's Griffith University has shown that massaging key pressure points can stave off food cravings and even turn people off certain foods for life, leading to weight loss.
To be sure you are in the right spot, use the thumb of your right hand and put it on your left hand in the spot you think is the correct pressure point. Keep your left hand relaxed and push hard with your right thumb.
However, the fact that any area over a pressure point must be coded as a pressure ulcer does not mean that the facility cannot obtain supporting documentation that the wound was not caused by lack of care, but by other possible causes, and present an expected outcome.
FRANKLIN ADHESIVES of Columbus, OH, has upgraded its Web site to include the Pressure Point Adhesives Calculator, a free service that quickly determines the proper pressure and cycle times for clamp carriers, hydraulic laminating presses and radio frequency glue systems.
The difference with this smoothing treatment is the deep-cleansing benefits, the use of a special hydrating mask and pressure point massage.
Narrow grips have become popular because they make it easier to feel the right pressure point and repeat it time after time.
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"When the pressure point comes English cricket crumbles.
Weary of all the questions he said last night: "Every game I play seems to be a huge pressure point for me.