A device used to measure blood pressure.
An instrument for measuring the strength of the pulse beat; a sphygmograph.
a pressure gauge for measuring blood pressure
A sphygmomanometer ( SFIG-moh-mə-NO-mi-tər), also known as a blood pressure monitor, or blood pressure gauge, is a device used to measure blood pressure, composed of an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner, and a mercury or aneroid manometer to measure the pressure. Manual sphygmomanometers are used with a stethoscope when using the auscultatory technique.