meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre
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".
2. An instrument utilized for measuring the amount of perspiration.
2. Affecting corresponding parts simultaneously; such as, certain diseases.
2. A reference to being regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.
2. A need to have everything balanced or symmetrical, often part of an obsessive-compulsive neurosis.