hepatojugular reflux

[ hĕp′ə-tō-jŭgyə-lər, hĭ-păt′ə- ]

n.

An elevation of venous pressure, visible in the jugular veins and measurable in the veins of the arm, that is produced in active or impending congestive heart failure by firm pressure with the flat hand over the abdomen.

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