\kəmpɹˈɛʃən], \kəmpɹˈɛʃən], \k_ə_m_p_ɹ_ˈɛ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of COMPRESSION
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
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- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Compressio, Enereisis. Same etymology. Pressure; methodical compression. An agent frequently had recourse to in surgery. We compress a limb, affected with oedema, varices, hydrops articuli, callous ulcer,&c. The abdomen is compressed after delivery, after paracentesis abdominis, &c. The compression is produced by means of the roller, laced stocking, &c., according to the part, and to the particular case. Moderate pressure aids the contractility of parts, and excites the action of the absorbents; so that large tumours at times disappear after it has been used for some time. A greater degree of pressure occasions, still more, the emaciation of the part, but it is apt to impede the circulation. Pressure is often used to stop or moderate the flow of blood in cases of aneurism or wounds of arteries and veins. In such cases, the compression may be immediate, when applied upon the artery itself, or it may be mediate, when applied through the integuments and soft parts. The French use the term Compression immediate laterale for that which is exerted perpendicularly to the axis of a vessel, so as to flatten its sides. It is practised with the finger, forceps, tourniquet, compresses, &c.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe