Korotkoff sounds

noun plural

Ko·​rot·​koff sounds
variants also Korotkow sounds or Korotkov 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Korotkoff%20sounds. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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