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[sfig-moh-muh-nom-i-ter] /ˌsfɪg moʊ məˈnɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Physiology.
an instrument, often attached to an inflatable air-bladder cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.
(med) an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure

sphygmomanometer sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter (sfĭg’mō-mā-nŏm’ĭ-tər) or 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 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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