sphygmomanometer

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

Definition of sphygmomanometer

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

sphygmomanometry

play \-mə-ˈnä-mə-trē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sphygmomanometer

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


First Known Use: circa 1889


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sphygmomanometer

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

Medical Definition of sphygmomanometer

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


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