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Question: Which of the following is used to measure blood pressure?


  1.  Thermometer
  2.  Sphygmomanometer
  3.  Stethoscope
  4.  Cuff

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2. Sphygmomanometer

Sphygmomanometer is used to measure blood pressure.

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A sphygmomanometer is a device used to measure blood pressure.

It is made up of a respiratory cuff to compress and release the arterial cuff in a controlled manner. Manometer is used to measure pressure.

It is also known as a Blood pressure monitor, or Blood gauge.

There are 3 major types of sphygmomanometers. They are:

  • Mercury sphygmomanometer (most conventional & considered as golden standard)
  • Aneroid sphygmomanometer, and
  • Digital sphygmomanometer

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