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sphygmomanometer

noun sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter \ˌsfig-mō-mə-ˈnä-mə-tər\

Definition of SPHYGMOMANOMETER

:  an instrument for measuring blood pressure and especially arterial blood pressure
sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·try \-mə-ˈnä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin of SPHYGMOMANOMETER

Greek sphygmos pulse (from sphyzein to throb) + International Scientific Vocabulary manometer
First Known Use: circa 1889

sphygmomanometer

noun sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter \ˌsfig-mō-mə-ˈnäm-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPHYGMOMANOMETER

:  an instrument for measuring blood pressure and especially arterial blood pressure

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