mm Hg

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\ ˈmil-ə-ˌmēt-ər-əv-ˈmər-kyə-rē, -k(ə-)rē How to pronounce mm Hg (audio) \

Medical Definition of mm Hg

: a unit of pressure equal to the pressure exerted by a column of mercury 1 millimeter high at 0°C and under the acceleration of gravity and nearly equivalent to 1 torr (about 133.3 pascals) The pulse was 110 beats per minute and the blood pressure was 105/60 mm Hg— Michael Drancourt et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 16 Feb. 1995 34% of treated eyes had only a transient rise in intraocular pressure of 5 mm Hg or more …— David Frankel, The Lancet, 27 Dec. 1995

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“Mm Hg.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mm%20Hg. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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