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Sphygmomanometer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphygmomanometer 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?” […]

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