Valsalvian
Valsalvian Val*sal"vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Valsalva, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster]

{Valsalvian experiment} (Med.), the process of inflating the middle ear by closing the mouth and nostrils, and blowing so as to puff out the cheeks. [1913 Webster]


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  • Valsalvian experiment — Valsalvian Val*sal vi*an, a. Of or pertaining to Valsalva, an Italian anatomist of the 17th century. [1913 Webster] {Valsalvian experiment} (Med.), the process of inflating the middle ear by closing the mouth and nostrils, and blowing so as to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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