Origin and Etymology of sphygmomanometer
Greek sphygmos pulse (from sphyzein to throb) + International Scientific Vocabulary manometer
First Known Use: circa 1889
Medical Definition of sphygmomanometer
: an instrument for measuring blood pressure and especially arterial blood pressure
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