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flush technique

 

Definition: a technique for determining the systolic blood pressure in infants; the elevated limb is “milked” of blood from the hand or foot proximally; the blood pressure cuff is then inflated above the likely systolic pressure and the limb lowered; the cuff pressure is then gradually released until the blanched limb flushes.

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