sphygmomanometer


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sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

 (sfĭg′mō-mə-nŏm′ĭ-tər) also sphyg·mom·e·ter (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

(ˌsfɪɡməʊməˈnɒmɪtə)
n
(Medicine) med an instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure
[C19: from sphygmo- + manometer, on the model of French sphygmomanomètre]
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sphyg•mo•ma•nom•e•ter

(ˌsfɪg moʊ məˈnɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument, often attached to an inflatable cuff and used with a stethoscope, for measuring blood pressure in an artery.
[1860–65]
sphyg`mo•man`o•met′ric (-ˌmæn əˈmɛ trɪk) adj.
sphyg`mo•ma•nom′e•try, n.
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sphygmomanometer

manometer, def. 2.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels, Instruments
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphygmomanometer - a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressuresphygmomanometer - a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure
pressure gage, pressure gauge - gauge for measuring and indicating fluid pressure
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Translations

sphyg·mo·ma·nom·e·ter

n. esfigmomanómetro, instrumento para determinar la presión arterial.
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In combination with a sphygmomanometer, a pediatric stethoscope is commonly used for the measurement of blood pressure in pediatrics.
This is why blood pressure is measured in this area using either a sphygmomanometer (a blood-pressure meter) or a stethoscope.
A Your doctor's monitor is called an aneroid sphygmomanometer, and these are typically more accurate than digital models.
Methods * In the trial part of this study, we recorded BP measurements by an aneroid sphygmomanometer with patients seated first on an examination table, a commonly observed practice, and second in the standard seated position as defined by the American Heart Association.
Subsequent investigation identified the source of the mercury exposure to be a broken sphygmomanometer (blood pressure monitor) at the home day care center attended by the child.
Blood pressure was measured over the sleeve and below a rolled-up sleeve with a mercury-filled column sphygmomanometer. All blood pressure measurements were performed on the right arm during morning hours by the same nurse.
Pseudohypertension, also known as the noncompressibility artery syndrome, occurs when there is a faulty-recorded elevation of blood pressure in a normal individual or an exaggerated elevation of blood pressure in an already hypertensive individual, as measured via sphygmomanometer. This vascular phenomenon occurs mostly in advanced age due to calcification-thickening of the arterial vascular wall, the tunica intima layer to be specific, which makes the artery difficult to be compressed and/or occluded by the sphygmomanometer.
The global blood pressure monitoring testing market segmentation is based on product types (sphygmomanometer, mercury sphygmomanometer, aneroid sphygmomanometer, digital sphygmomanometer, automated blood pressure monitors, ambulatory blood pressure monitors, blood pressure transducers, reusable transducers, disposable transducers, blood pressure instrument accessories, blood pressure cuffs, reusable blood pressure cuffs, disposable blood pressure cuffs, bladders, bulbs and valves).
NIBP can be obtained using either an automated oscillometric or manual auscultatory sphygmomanometer. Automated NIBP is one of the most extensively used method of measuring the blood pressure in the perioperative and intensive care settings.
The common method of measuring blood pressure is to use a sphygmomanometer (either manual or electric) and these devices are readily available in the market place today to purchase for home use.