safety valve

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safety valve

An activity that one does to release strong feelings (such as stress) in a healthy or positive way. Golf has become my safety valve—when I'm really stressed about work, I make sure to schedule a tee time.
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The pulmonary valved conduit, developed by VenPro, will be the first product in Medtronic's heart valve portfolio intended primarily for use in children.
clinical trials, notes that "prior to Contegra, the availability of pulmonary valved conduits were a `weak link' in the surgical treatment of complex congenital heart disease.