jugular compression

jugular compression

[′jəg·yə·lər kəm′presh·ən]
(pathology)
A test for a spinal subarachnoid block by noting the rate of rise and fall of the spinal fluid pressure following compression and release of the jugular veins.
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Tests in rat models suggest that such jugular compression leads to reduced signs of brain injury, and the researchers hypothesize that this is due to a decrease in sloshing.