sphygmomanometry

sphygmomanometer

[sfig-moh-muh-nom-i-ter]
noun Physiology.
an instrument, often attached to an inflatable air-bladder cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.

Origin:
1860–65; sphygmo- + manometer

sphygmomanometric [sfig-moh-man-uh-me-trik] , adjective
sphygmomanometry, noun
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sphygmomanometer (ˌsfɪɡməʊməˈnɒmɪtə)
 
n
med an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
 
[C19: from sphygmo- + manometer, on the model of French sphygmomanomètre]

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sphygmomanometer sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter (sfĭg'mō-mā-nŏm'ĭ-tər) or 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 rubber cuff that wraps around the upper arm and inflates to constrict the arteries.


sphyg'mo·man'o·met'ric (-mān'ə-mět'rĭk) adj.
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