sphygmomanometer

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Mechanical sphygmomanometer with aneroid manometer and stethoscope

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sphygmo- (pulse) +‎ manometer

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Digital sphygmomanometer

sphygmomanometer (plural sphygmomanometers)

  1. A device used to measure blood pressure.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 332:
      Diagnostic monitoring of the pulse became linked to study of blood pressure, for which the sphygmomanometer was devised.

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