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- noun Same as
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- noun (Physiol.) An instrument for measuring the strength of the pulse beat; a sphygmograph.
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- noun A
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• Gwin Oaks Elementary School student Sabarish Suinathan, eliminated on "sphygmometer"
Hill-Barnard sphygmometer), with which the pressure in the arteries of man can be easily reckoned, it has been recently determined that the arterial pressure falls just as greatly during bodily rest as during sleep.
By using special instruments, such as the plethysmograph of Hallion, the pneumograph of Marey, the sphygmometer of Cheron, and so many others which have come in fashion during these latter years, we have succeeded in proving experimentally that joy, sadness, and pain depend upon our energy. "