Sphygmometer - definition of sphygmometer by The Free Dictionary
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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)
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.
(Medicine) med a device which measures the rate of the pulse
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The equipment must allow a flow volume sphygmometer
measurement as well as measurement of pulmonary diffusion capacity in accordance with modern national requirements.
One medical journal wrote, "the sphygmometer
is one of the most silly and ridiculous babbles that was ever attempted to be foisted on the attention of the profession.
A simple and accurate form of sphygmometer
or arterial pressure gauge contrived for clinical use.