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

sphygmomanometry

play \ˌsfig-mō-mə-ˈnä-mə-trē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of sphygmomanometer

Greek sphygmos pulse (from sphyzein to throb) + International Scientific Vocabulary manometer


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sphygmomanometer

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

medical Definition of sphygmomanometer

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

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