[ buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ bəˌlɪs toʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
a device that determines cardiac output by recording the movements of the body caused by contraction of the heart and ejection of blood into the aorta.
Related formsbal·lis·to·car·di·og·ra·phy [buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] /bəˌlɪs toʊˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun
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Medicine definitions for ballistocardiograph
[ bə-lĭs′tō-kär′dē-ə-grăf′ ]
A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body's recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.
Related formsbal•lis′to•car′di•og′ra•phy (-ŏg′rə-fē) n.
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