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Korotkoff sounds

noun plural Ko·rot·koff sounds
variants: also

Korotkow sounds

or

Korotkov sounds

\kȯ-ˈrȯt-kȯf-ˌsau̇ndz\play

Medical Definition of Korotkoff sounds

  1. :  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

Biographical Note for korotkoff sounds

Korotkoff

,

Nikolai Sergeievich

(1874–1920), Russian physician. Korotkoff introduced the auscultation method of determining blood pressure in 1905.


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