compression

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emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest cardiac massage , heart massage
mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion cardiac tamponade
cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat Carnot's ideal cycle , Carnot cycle
painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness carpal tunnel syndrome
abnormal condition resulting from compression of spinal nerve roots in the neck region; involves neck pains and muscular weakness and paresthesia cervical disc syndrome , cervical root syndrome
tight or narrow compression coarctation , constriction
compression of graphics for storage or transmission image compression
repeated and long-term nerve compression (usually in nerves near joints that are subject to inflammation or swelling) nerve entrapment
geological fault in which the upper side appears to have been pushed upward by compression overthrust fault , reverse fault , thrust fault
regulator consisting of a small cock or faucet or valve for letting out air or releasing compression or draining petcock
state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape solid , solidness , solid state
condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage strangulation
brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression strut
tingling sensations in the fingers; caused by compression on a nerve supplying the arm thoracic outlet syndrome
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