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Noun: pressure point
  1. Any 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
     
  2. Where problems or difficulties are likely to occur
    "a key pressure point in the controversy was the building permit"
     
  3. An area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure
    "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"

Derived forms: pressure points

Type of: area, ill, point, problem, region, trouble

Part of: body, cutis, organic structure, physical structure, skin, tegument

Encyclopedia: Pressure point