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pressure point

noun [C] uk   us  

pressure point noun [C] (BODY)

a place on the body where an artery (= tube carrying blood from the heart) is close to the surface of the skin, where it can be pressed to partly stop the flow of blood

pressure point noun [C] (SITUATION)

a place or situation that is likely to cause trouble: Hospitals are a pressure point for the entire health system.
Translations of “pressure point”
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體, (動脈上方的)加壓止血點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体, (动脉上方的)加压止血点…
(Definition of pressure point from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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