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sphygmomanometer

 [sfig″mo-mah-nom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure.
Sphygmomanometer. From Lammon et al., 1995.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

(sfig'mō-mă-nom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure consisting of an inflatable cuff, inflating bulb, and a gauge showing the blood pressure.
Synonym(s): sphygmometer
[sphygmo- + G. manos, thin, scanty, + metron, measure]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sphygmomanometer

(sfĭg′mō-mə-nŏm′ĭ-tər) also

sphygmometer

(sfĭg-mŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
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.
sphyg′mo·man′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
sphyg′mo·ma·nom′e·try n.
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sphygmomanometer

Blood pressure cuff Cardiology A device used to measure arterial BP, which consists of an inflatable cuff, usually with a Velcro closure, a rubber inflating bulb, and a gauge to measure systolic and diastolic pressures. See Hypertension, Small cuff syndrome, White coat HTN.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

(sfig'mō-mă-nom'ĕ-tĕr)
An instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure indirectly, consisting of an inflatable cuff, inflating bulb, and a gauge showing the blood pressure.
Synonym(s): sphygmometer.
[G. sphygmos, pulsation, + manos, sparse, + metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sphygmomanometer

(sfig?mo-man-om'et-er) [? + manos, thin, + metron, measure]
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SPHYGMOMANOMETER
An instrument for determining arterial blood pressure indirectly. The two types are aneroid and mercury. See: illustration; blood pressure

random-zero sphygmomanometer

A sphygmomanometer that allows the blood pressure to be taken without the observer's knowing where zero pressure is on the device. After the pressure is obtained, the mercury comes to rest at a point. The observed pressure is then corrected by subtracting the at-rest value on the device from the pressure obtained. Although this device was developed to prevent subjective bias in determining blood pressure, it is not necessarily effective in achieving this goal.
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sphygmomanometer

A mercury manometer or aneroid instrument used to measure blood pressure. See KOROTKOFF SOUNDS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sphygmomanometer

an instrument for measuring blood pressure.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Sphygmomanometer

An instrument used to measure blood pressure.
Mentioned in: Hypertension
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sphygmomanometer 

An instrument for measuring the arterial blood pressure. There are various types, the most common consisting of an inflatable cuff that is placed around the upper arm (usually the left) and air pressure within the cuff is balanced against the pressure of the blood in the brachial artery. The pressure is estimated by means of a mercury or an aneroid manometer. A stethoscope is normally used in conjunction with the instrument to listen to the blood pressure sounds (a stethoscope is not needed with an electronic sphygmomanometer). Normal systolic and diastolic blood pressures in a young adult are about 120/80, respectively. The difference between the two pressures is called the pulse pressure. Blood pressure varies with age, gender, altitude, disease, stress, fear, excitement, exercise, etc. A normal range for systolic pressure is usually considered to be 100-140 mmHg and for diastolic pressure below 90 mmHg. See arteriosclerosis; hypertension; hypertensive retinopathy.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

(sfig'mō-mă-nom'ĕ-tĕr)
Dental instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure consisting of an inflatable cuff, inflating bulb, and a gauge showing the blood pressure.
[G. sphygmos, pulsation, + manos, sparse, + metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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