HyperDic: pressure_point

English > 3 senses of the expression pressure point:
NOUNlocationpressure pointany of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point
cognitionpressure pointwhere problems or difficulties are likely to occur
bodypressure pointan area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure
English > pressure point: 3 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAny of several points on the body where the pulse can be felt and where pressure on an underlying artery will control bleeding from that artery at a more distal point.
Part ofbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
English > pressure point: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningWhere problems or difficulties are likely to occur.
Example"a key pressure point in the controversy was the building permit"
Broadertrouble, problemA source of difficulty
English > pressure point: 3 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningAn area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure.
Example"you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
Part ofskin, tegument, cutisA natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
Broaderarea, regionA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

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