Definition of sphygmomanometer in English:

sphygmomanometer

Line breaks: sphyg¦mo|man¦om¦eter
Pronunciation: /ˌsfɪgməʊməˈnɒmɪtə
 
/

noun

An instrument for measuring blood pressure, typically consisting of an inflatable rubber cuff which is applied to the arm and connected to a column of mercury next to a graduated scale, enabling the determination of systolic and diastolic blood pressure by increasing and gradually releasing the pressure in the cuff.
More example sentences
  • All sphygmomanometers had calibrated mercury columns and were of standard size.
  • At each examination, the local investigators measured blood pressure once, using a mercury sphygmomanometer and with the patient sitting.
  • Sitting blood pressure was measured by mercury sphygmomanometer after five minutes' rest.

Derivatives

sphygmomanometry

noun
More example sentences
  • Heart rate, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure were recorded by electrocardiography, pulse oximetry, and sphygmomanometry, respectively.
  • A total of 19 attending physicians were assessed for ability in measuring PP by sphygmomanometry and by palpation.
  • Although it will be some years before any move is made to replace the millimetre of mercury, we must prepare for changes in clinical sphygmomanometry.

Definition of sphygmomanometer in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day envenom
Pronunciation: enˈvenəm
verb
put poison on or into; make poisonous