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Pronunciation: sfig'mo-ma-nom'e-ter

Definition: An instrument for measuring arterial blood pressure consisting of an inflatable cuff, inflating bulb, and a gauge showing the blood pressure.

Synonym(s): sphygmometer

[sphygmo- + G. manos, thin, scanty, + metron, measure]

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