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What are the functions of the parts of sphygmomanometer?

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05/23/2014

The sphygmomanometer is a device used to measure blood pressure. The cuff restricts arterial blood flow, the bulb inflates the cuff, the valve on the bulb deflates the cuff, and the and the manometer measures air pressure. A stethoscope is also necessary to hear the Kortokoff sounds for an accurate blood pressure reading.