- sphygmomanometre (nonstandard)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌsfɪɡməʊməˈnɒmɪtə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌsfɪɡmoʊməˈnɑmɪtɚ/
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- Hyphenation: sphyg‧mo‧ma‧nom‧e‧ter
- Rhymes: -ɒmɪtə(ɹ)
sphygmomanometer (plural sphygmomanometers)
- A device used to measure blood pressure.
- 1882, J. Graham Brown, Medical diagnosis:
- Sphygmomanometer. — Very recently, Professor S. von Basch has introduced* an instrument, to which he gives the above name, for the purpose of estimating the blood-pressure in the human subject, and which has undoubtedly considerable clinical value.
- 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society, published 2016, page 332:
- Diagnostic monitoring of the pulse became linked to study of blood pressure, for which the sphygmomanometer was devised.
- blood-pressure cuff
- blood pressure gage
- blood pressure gauge
- blood-pressure meter
- blood pressure meter
device to measure blood pressure