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ballistocardiograph

[ buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ bəˌlɪs toʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
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.
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Origin of ballistocardiograph

First recorded in 1935–40; ballist(ic) + -o- + cardiograph

OTHER WORDS FROM ballistocardiograph

bal·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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Medical definitions for ballistocardiograph

ballistocardiograph
[ bə-lĭs′tō-kärdē-ə-grăf′ ]

n.
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.

Other words from ballistocardiograph

bal•lis′to•car′di•ogra•phy (-ŏgrə-fē) n.
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