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Bishop sphygmoscope

Pronunciation: bish'op

Definition: an instrument for measuring the blood pressure, with special reference to diastolic pressure; the tube is filled with a solution of cadmium borontungstate, and the scale is the reverse of that of a mercurial manometer, the pressure being made directly by the weight of the liquid and not by compressed air.

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