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Definitions for sphygmomanometer
ˌsfɪg moʊ məˈnɒm ɪ tərsphyg·mo·manome·ter
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a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure
A device used to measure blood pressure.
A sphygmomanometer or blood pressure meter is a device used to measure blood pressure, composed of an inflatable cuff to restrict blood flow, and a mercury or mechanical manometer to measure the pressure. It is always used in conjunction with a means to determine at what pressure blood flow is just starting, and at what pressure it is unimpeded. Manual sphygmomanometers are used in conjunction with a stethoscope. The word comes from the Greek σφυγμός, plus the scientific term manometer. The device was invented by Samuel Siegfried Karl Ritter von Basch in 1881. Scipione Riva-Rocci introduced a more easily used version in 1896. In 1901, Harvey Cushing modernized the device and popularized it within the medical community. A sphygmomanometer consists of an inflatable cuff, a measuring unit, and a mechanism for inflation which may be a manually operated bulb and valve or a pump operated electrically. The usual unit of measurement of blood pressure is millimeters of mercury as measured directly by a manual sphygmomanometer.
The numerical value of sphygmomanometer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sphygmomanometer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- esfigmomanòmetreCatalan, Valencian
- сфигмомано́метр, тоно́метрRussian
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