sphygmomanometer

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sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

 (sfĭg′mō-mə-nŏm′ĭ-tər) also sphyg·mom·e·ter (sfĭg-mŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument for measuring blood pressure in the arteries, especially one consisting of a pressure gauge and a nylon or rubber cuff that wraps around the upper arm and inflates to constrict the arteries.

sphyg′mo·man′o·met′ric (-măn′ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
sphyg′mo·man′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
sphyg′mo·ma·nom′e·try n.

sphygmomanometer

(ˌsfɪɡməʊməˈnɒmɪtə)
n
(Medicine) med an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
[C19: from sphygmo- + manometer, on the model of French sphygmomanomètre]

sphyg•mo•ma•nom•e•ter

(ˌsfɪg moʊ məˈnɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument, often attached to an inflatable cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.
[1860–65]
sphyg`mo•man`o•met′ric (-ˌmæn əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
sphyg`mo•ma•nom′e•try, n.

sphygmomanometer

manometer, def. 2.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels, Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphygmomanometer - a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressuresphygmomanometer - a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure
pressure gage, pressure gauge - gauge for measuring and indicating fluid pressure
Translations

sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

n. esfigmomanómetro, instrumento para determinar la presión arterial.
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