Korotkoff sounds

noun plural
Ko·​rot·​koff sounds
variants: also Korotkow sounds or Korotkov sounds \ kȯ-​ˈrȯt-​kȯf-​ˌsau̇ndz How to pronounce Korotkov sounds (audio) \

Medical Definition of Korotkoff sounds

: 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

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“Korotkoff sounds.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Korotkoff%20sounds. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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