valsalva maneuver(redirected from Valsalva maneouvre)
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The procedure of raising the pressure in the nasal passage or the naspharynx by forcible expiration with the mouth closed and the nostrils pinched to clear the eustachian tubes. This maneuver usually is executed during descent in response to a fullness or pressure in the ears.