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Definition of Maneuver, Valsalva

Maneuver, Valsalva: A maneuver in which one tries with force to exhale with the windpipe closed, impeding the return of venous blood to the heart.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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