meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre

(Greek: measure)

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".

sphygmometer (s) (noun), sphygmometers (pl)
sphygmotonometer (s) (noun), sphygmotonometers (pl)
sphygmoviscosimetry (s) (noun), sphygmoviscosimetries (pl)
An apparatus for measuring drops.
An apparatus used in the measurement of the curvatures of the thorax.
An instrument for measuring the intensity of auscultatory sounds.
1. An instrument used for the detection of sweating.
2. An instrument utilized for measuring the amount of perspiration.
1. A reference to having a similarity in size, shape, and a relative position of corresponding parts.
2. Affecting corresponding parts simultaneously; such as, certain diseases.
1. Descriptive of being characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; that is, well-proportioned, as a body or whole.
2. A reference to being regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.
1. A compulsion to have symmetry; that is, a balanced and harmonious arrangement.
2. A need to have everything balanced or symmetrical, often part of an obsessive-compulsive neurosis.

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