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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: tor'so-klu'zhun

Definition: Obsolete term for acupressure performed by entering a needle in the tissues parallel with the artery, then turning the needle so that it crosses the artery transversely, and passing it into the tissues on the opposite side of the vessel.

Synonym(s): torsiversion

[L. torqueo, to twist, + claudo or cludo, to close]

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