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A pump without pistons that operates by means of pulsed condensation of steam. Also called vacuum pump.
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1. (Medicine) another name for pulsimeter
2. (General Engineering) a vacuum pump that operates by steam being condensed and water admitted alternately in two chambers
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pulsimeter, pulsometer

an instrument for measuring the rate of the pulse.
See also: Body, Human, Instruments
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References in classic literature ?
You know what I mean; they put a pulsometer on a man's wrist and judge by how his heart goes at the pronunciation of certain words.
Referred to as a doctor's watch, its complication is based on a physician's pulsometer, which measures heart rate.
Heart rate was measured using the Polar S610i (Finland) pulsometer.
In experiments they attached a pulsometer that monitors heart rate to the wrists of healthy subjects and coordinated the timing of the beat with images of the brain, stitching the slices together to create a smooth movement.
All three subdials are black, as well as the minutes track and the polished ceramic bezel with its white enamel pulsometer scale.