- an instrument for recording the rapidity, strength, and uniformity of the arterial pulse.
Origin of sphygmograph
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Examples from the Web for sphygmograph
Marey's sphygmograph was not the first instrument of its kind.Experiments on Animals
A sphygmograph stood upon the table, and a gasometer-like engine, which was new to Dr. Ripley, in the corner.The Doctor's Red Lamp
A sphygmograph stood upon the table and a gasometer-like engine, which was new to Doctor Ripley, in the corner.The Man from Archangel
A. Conan Doyle
- med an instrument for making a recording (sphygmogram) of variations in blood pressure and pulse
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- An instrument for graphically recording the form, strength, and variations of the arterial pulse.
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