Hales piesimeter

Hales piesimeter
a glass tube inserted into an artery for the purpose of ascertaining the blood pressure by the height to which the blood rises in the tube.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hales piesimeter — (hālz) [Stephen Hales, English physiologist, 1677–1761] see under piesimeter …   Medical dictionary

  • Hales — Stephen, English physiologist, 1677–1761. See H. piesimeter …   Medical dictionary

  • piesimeter, piesometer — An instrument for measuring the pressure of a gas or a fluid. SYN: piezometer. [G. piesis, pressure] Hales p. a glass tube inserted into an artery at right angles to its axis, the pressure being shown by the …   Medical dictionary

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