Sphygmomanometer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Word of the Moment:

Sphygmomanometer, a device used to measure blood pressure. Note that it’s also known as a “blood pressure meter”, which has one syllable fewer, and less “sphygm”.

Lucky it isn’t a more urgently-needed piece of equipment:

“Nurse, he’s crashing! Hand me the sphy… uh, sphygm… uh, the…”

“The blood pressure meter?”

“Yes! Yes! The blood pressure me… Oh, actually, never mind.”

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