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precordial lead

precordial lead in Medicine

precordial lead (lēd)

  1. A lead of an electrocardiograph that has one electrode placed in any of six standard positions on the chest and another electrode placed on a limb.

  2. A record obtained from such a lead. Also called chest lead.

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