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A pump without pistons that operates by means of pulsed condensation of steam. Also called vacuum pump.


1. (Medicine) another name for pulsimeter
2. (General Engineering) a vacuum pump that operates by steam being condensed and water admitted alternately in two chambers

pulsimeter, pulsometer

an instrument for measuring the rate of the pulse.
See also: Body, Human, Instruments
References in classic literature ?
You know what I mean; they put a pulsometer on a man's wrist and judge by how his heart goes at the pronunciation of certain words.
Integrating a thermometer, blood pressure sensor, pulsometer, pulse oximeter, and 2-lead EKG into a device about half the size of a hockey puck, the Scout collects and communicates data to a smartphone via Bluetooth.