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cuff

(kŭf),
Any structure with a gap that nearly encircles some extension or outgrowth, thus, anything shaped like a cuff.

cuff

(kuf) a small, bandlike structure encircling a part or object.
musculotendinous cuff  one formed by intermingled muscle and tendon fibers.
rotator cuff  a musculotendinous structure encircling and giving strength to the shoulder joint.

cuff

(kŭf)
n.
1. A bandlike structure encircling a part.
2. An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.

cuff

an inflatable elastic tube that is placed around a limb and inflated with air to restrict arterial circulation during blood pressure examination. See also cuffed endotracheal tube, Dacron cuff.

cuff

(kŭf)
Any structure with a gap that nearly encircles some extension or outgrowth, thus, anything shaped like a cuff.
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With the increased adoption of automated blood pressure measurement as the standard of care in hospitals and doctors' offices, it is important to understand that the blood pressure cuff is the sensor and acts as the first point of contact for acquiring accurate information for each measurement," explained Stephanie Monk, senior product manager.
Its innovative taper-shaped cuff design substantially reduces microaspiration by an average of 90 percent compared with the conventional barrel-shaped PVC cuff found on the Mallinckrodt Hi-Lo endotracheal tube, the industry's most widely-used endotracheal tube.
The box contained a very sensitive anaeroid capsule which communicated with a rubber arm cuff enclosed in canvas; the apparatus also had a pump, an escape valve and an anaeroid manometer to indicate the pressure.
Cuff says the Israeli flag and Jesus flag are intended to mirror his and his congregation's belief in God's covenant with humanity as foretold in the Bible - embracing the Jews as God's original Chosen People as recounted in the Old Testament, and Jesus as the sole means of eternal salvation as outlined in the New Testament.
The most common way people test their own blood pressure is with the familiar cuff and stethoscope.
Patients with bulbourethral cuffs are permanently restricted from riding a bicycle and horseback riding.
So it fell to the cuff links to carry the heavy weight of ego.
Maureen had to continue teaching, with the cuffs attached to one of her wrists, while she waited 25 minutes for red-faced PC McLeish to return.
1, 2014, Welch Allyn FlexiPort blood pressure cuffs will be added to the NOVAPLUS product portfolio and IMPACT Standardization Programs.
Endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure management is an essential part of airway management in intubated and mechanically ventilated patients.
Over-inflation of ETT cuffs to pressures exceeding 30 cm H2O may result in serious complications including tracheal stenosis, tracheal rupture and tracheo-oesophageal fistula.