anal manometry (s) (noun)
, anal manometries (pl)
The measurement of the pressure generated by the anal sphincter, which is used to evaluate anal incompetence and fecal incontinence.
differential manometer (s) (noun)
, differential manometers (pl)
Any device that indicates the differences in pressures between two fluids, regardless of any changes in their absolute pressures.
esophageal manometry (s) (noun)
, esophageal manometries (pl)
The measurement of intraesophageal pressures at one or more sites by intraluminal pressure-sensitive instruments.
Esophageal manometry is done to measure muscle pressure and movements in the esophagus in the evaluation of achalasia.
flame manometer (s) (noun)
, flame manometers (pl)
An apparatus which uses a flame to measure variations of gas pressure.
Koenig's manometer (s) (noun)
, Koenig's manometers (pl)
An instrument for detecting pressure variations associated with sound waves of different frequency.
manometer (s) (noun)
, manometers (pl)
1. An instrument for measuring the pressure or tension of liquids or gases, as the blood, etc.
2. An instrument for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.
3. A device for measuring pressure differences, usually by the differences in heights of two liquid columns.
1. A reference to measuring the pressure or tension of liquids or gases; such as, the blood, etc.
2. Relating to a manometer.
3. Pressures or tensions of liquids or gases which are ascertained by the manometer.
manometry, manoscopy (s) (noun)
, manometries, manoscopies (pl)
1. Measurement of the pressure of gases or fluids by means of a manometer.
2. The measurement of pressure using a device called a manometer.
manoptoscope (s) (noun)
, manoptoscopes (pl)
1. An apparatus for detecting ocular dominance (preferential use of one eye over the other in vision).
2. An instrument in the shape of a hollow cone with an opening at its apex, used for determining ocular dominance by sighting with both eyes toward the apex.
manoscopy (s) (noun)
, manoscopies (pl)
The measurement of the density, pressure, or tension of gases or liquids.
manostat (s) (noun)
, manostats (pl)
Any device for automatically maintaining a constant pressure in an enclosed space; a pressure regulator: "A manostat is used in laboratory analytical distillation systems."
A reference to a pressure regulator that automatically keeps a constant pressure in an enclosed space.
sphygmomanometer (s) (noun)
, sphygmomanometers (pl)
An instrument for measuring blood pressure, particularly in arteries.
The two types of sphygmomanometers are a mercury column and a gauge with a dial face.
The sphygmomanometer in most frequent use today consists of a gauge attached to a rubber cuff which is wrapped around the upper arm and is inflated to constrict the arteries.
The sphygmomanometer was introduced in 1889 by the Italian physician Scipione Riva-Rocci (1863-1937).
The American physiologist Joseph Erlanger (1874-1965) studied the principles of sphygmomanometry and devised a recording sphygmomanometer.
The word sphygmomanometer was put together from the Greek sphygmos, "the beating of the heart" or "the pulse" + manometer, "a device for measuring pressure or tension".