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Compression

Definition(s)

The act, process, or result of compressing especially when involving a compressing force on a bodily part (compression of an artery by forceps, compression of the brain by the bones of a depressed fracture).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014