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Korotkoff sounds

noun plural Ko·rot·koff sounds

Medical Definition of Korotkoff sounds

  1. :  arterial sounds heard through a stethoscope applied to the brachial artery distal to the cuff of a sphygmomanometer that change with varying cuff pressure and that are used to determine systolic and diastolic blood pressure

Biographical Note for korotkoff sounds

Korotkoff, Nikolai Sergeievich (1874–1920), Russian physician. Korotkoff introduced the auscultation method of determining blood pressure in 1905.

Variants of korotkoff sounds

also Korotkow sounds or Korotkov sounds \kȯ-ˈrȯt-kȯf-ˌsau̇ndz\play

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