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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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To increase its accuracy, the study should employ similar techniques of tracheal intubation, cricoid pressure application, head position, and degree of muscle relaxation.
First is to awaken the patient or the second option is to continue anesthesia via mask ventilation or LMA4, while an assistant maintains cricoid pressure.
Cricoid pressure to prevent aspiration during intubation is not recommended in children, as it actually impedes the airway Dr.
By using the thumb and forefinger, the cricoid pressure will effectively close the esophagus until the cuffed endotracheal tube is established in the patient's airway.
Cricoid pressure (CP) is proposed as a method to prevent passive regurgitation and the aspiration of stomach contents during induction of anaesthesia in patients with a full stomach (2), and it has become a standard practice amongst anaesthesiologists during a rapid sequence induction/intubation (RSII).
All three patients had full stomachs and thus rapid sequence intubation with cricoid pressure using xylocaine, propofol, fentanyl, and succinylcholine was performed for induction of general anesthesia, before the procedure.
Pookin, in their study have shown that the cricoid pressure applied during intubation does not alter the pressor response significantly.
[4] The use of cricoid pressure is now controversial and other drugs have been included in modified RSI techniques.
Cricoid pressure, first introduced by Sellick (1), is widely used as part of rapid sequence induction in patients at high risk of aspiration.
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.
Often, no one is providing cricoid pressure to assist with visualization of the larynx during attempted intubation, or coordinating compression and ventilation when needed.
A 90[degrees] counter-clockwise rotation manoeuvre, cricoid pressure and stylet were used, but insertion of the tube into the vocal cords was impossible.
Succinylcholine with cricoid pressure. Endotrachial intubation was done with cuffed ET tube and maintained by IPPV with [O.sub.2]; [N.sub.2]O and 0.5-1% isofluranel.