11A10.34 - Blood Pressure - Sphygmomanometer

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Demo Title:
Blood Pressure - Sphygmomanometer
Area of Study:
Physiology, Biology

Place the pressure cuff around the upper arm.  Pressurize the cuff and then listen to the blood flow as you release the pressure.  You should be able to hear the Systolic and Diastolic pressures of the subject.

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