Korotkoff sounds

noun plural
Ko·rot·koff sounds
variants: also Korotkow sounds or Korotkov sounds \kȯ-ˈrȯt-kȯf-ˌsau̇ndz \

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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