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Synonyms for pressure

Synonyms for pressure

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

power used to overcome resistance

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

to maintain normal air pressure in


Synonyms for pressure

a force that compels

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the act of pressing

the state of demanding notice or attention

the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

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to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

exert pressure on someone through threats

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Cricoid pressure in emergency rapid sequence induction.
Before the administration of general anesthetic, all patients must be thoroughly evaluated, receive aspiration prophylaxis and cricoid pressure, and be positioned in optimal position for intubation.
There is inadequate evidence to recommend the routine use of cricoid pressure when intubating a child or infant with cardiac arrest.
Cricoid pressure to prevent aspiration during intubation is not recommended in children, as it actually impedes the airway Dr.
Additionally, they no longer endorse the routine use of cricoid pressure during airway management.
Patients in the groups above should be anaesthetised with necessary precautions to prevent aspiration, including awake intubation or rapid sequence induction with application of cricoid pressure.
Left uterine displacement is necessary, as is application of cricoid pressure to avoid aspiration.
The anesthesiologist successfully prevented gastric aspiration by performing a rapid sequence induction of anesthesia with cricoid pressure.
2) A risk of aspiration during intubation was prevented by cricoid pressure.
4] The use of cricoid pressure is now controversial and other drugs have been included in modified RSI techniques.
Fatal aspiration (Mendelson's) syndrome despite antacids and cricoid pressure.
During a recent learning experience I had an opportunity to perform cricoid pressure on an electronic training aid which measured the efficiency and the accuracy of the pressure applied.
It is more difficult to determine accurate landmarks on a thick and obese neck, and misapplied cricoid pressure may permit gastric insufflation and regurgitation and compromise laryngoscopy and intubation.