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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of the heart's contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles.

Usage examples (22)
  • The whole work is a like a heart cardiograph— a mechanical reflection of a life rhythm.
  • The last instrument reading had been taken; the spots of light on the cardiograph display had ceased their fateful dance.
  • Themba also received diagnostic orthopedic equipment, physiotherapy machines, an ultrasound scanner and a foetal cardiograph for its maternity unit.
  • “Not fifteen years ago English doctors experimenting with a portable cardiograph at the Sheffield mortuary detected signs of life in a young woman certified dead from a... for more
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