An instrument for determining the capillary blood pressure by measuring the force necessary to blanch the skin of a finger.

Nearby words

  1. orbiculate,
  2. orbiculately,
  3. orbison,
  4. orbit,
  5. orbita,
  6. orbital angular momentum,
  7. orbital cavity,
  8. orbital gyrus,
  9. orbital index,
  10. orbital muscle

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