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Instrument used to listen to sounds of the blood during blood pressure measurements?
It is called a sphygmomanometer.
Strange. Normaly when you hear thumping sounds its your heart beat and that can be due to high blood pressure.
The instrument used to measure blood sugar is usually reffered to as a blood glucose meter, or a BSGM (Blood Sugar Glucose Meter).
The Brachial artery on the inside of the elbow is most commonly used because it can be accessed easily and compressed with a cuff. However it does depend on what method you ar…e using. With use of sphygmomanometer (inflated cuff compresses artery) you can use the brachial or the radial (at the wrist - the same as commonly used for taking the pulse). This gives less reliable results. (Some monitors even use the digital arteries in the finger). Invasive methods in which the pressure is measured directly by passing a sensor into directly the artery are often used during surgical or invasive procedures. In such cases larger deeper seated arteries are used (eg Subclavian - behind the collarbone or femoral - in the groin) as well as the brachial or radial arteries.
A sphygmometer. (pronounced sfig-mo-met-er)
A Sphygmomanometer is used to measure blood pressure
a Sound Pressure Level Meter is used to measure sound levels. See related link.
A Sphygomamometer measures blood pressure.
Arteries are generally deep within our bodies which makes them hard to feel. However the Branchial Artery is close to the surface of the skin and is easily felt by hand. A…lso behind the Branchial Artery there is a firm muscle that allows us to press the artery against it and get an accurate measurement.
A Blood Pressure cuff and stethoscope are used to determine BP.
The pulse is caused by variations in the BP. BP can be measured using palpitation in emergency situations. This only gives a rough estimate of systolic pressure. It can be use…d with the carotid, the femoral, or radial pulse.
Most commonly, a stethoscope is used to listen to an apical pulse, and in combination with a sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) the stethoscope is used to measure blood pr…essure.
The Brachial artery in the arm is most commonly used to measure BP.
The Brachial artery.