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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Barber Foss et al., "The effects of external jugular compression applied during head impact exposure on longitudinal changes in brain neuroanatomical and neurophysiological biomarkers: a preliminary investigation," Frontiers in Neurology, vol.
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.