Osler's maneuver

noun
Os·​ler's maneuver
variants: or Osler maneuver \ ˈäs-​lər(z)-​ How to pronounce Osler maneuver (audio) , ˈōs-​ How to pronounce Osler maneuver (audio) \

Medical Definition of Osler's maneuver

: a sphygmomanometric procedure of disputed usefulness in detecting false cases of hypertension in the elderly that involves inflating the cuff above the systolic blood pressure and that is held to indicate pseudohypertension if the arteries remain palpable presumably due to inelasticity and sclerosis

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