pressure point

pressure point
noun Date: 1882 1. a discrete point on the body to which pressure is applied (as in acupressure or reflexology) for therapeutic purposes 2. a point where a blood vessel runs near a bone and can be compressed (as to check bleeding) by the application of pressure against the bone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pressure point — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pressure point : singular pressure point plural pressure points 1) a) a place on your body where you press to stop your blood flowing b) a place where someone presses your body to treat a particular medical… …   English dictionary

  • pressure point — noun (C) 1 a point on the body where an artery (=a tube that carries blood) that runs near a bone can be pressed and closed off, to stop blood loss 2 a place on the body that is massaged (massage2 (1)) or used in treatments such as reflexology or …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pressure point — noun A specific small area of the body targeted, due to a cluster of nerves being close to the skin, usually not protected by bone. For this strike, if your thumb is tucked correctly, you should hit the pressure point where their arm meets their… …   Wiktionary

  • pressure point — point which reacts when pressed …   English contemporary dictionary

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