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Definition of "sphygmomanometer" [sphygmomanometer]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sphygmomanometer" in a sentence
  • "A sphygmomanometer is the instrument used to measure blood pressures consisting of a cuff, pressure bulb, and manometer."
  • "Blood pressure was originally measured by a device called sphygmomanometer, which used the height of a mercury column that reflected the pressure of circulation."
  • "This involves a fairly painless procedure that uses a sphygmomanometer, a blood pressure cuff, a measuring dial, and a stethoscope, to measure your numbers."
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