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[ahynt-hoh-vuh n]
  1. Wil·lem [vil-uh m] /ˈvɪl əm/, 1860–1927, Dutch physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924.
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  • The very elaborate and delicate electrocardiograph with the string galvanometer devised by Einthoven is used.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • The valve receiver is connected to the battery B and silvered quartz thread K of an Einthoven galvanometer (already described).

  • The Einthoven galvanometer consists of a very powerful electro-magnet, the pole pieces of which converge almost to points.

  • The Einthoven string galvanometer is another form of sensitive instrument for the measurement of small direct currents.

  • The principle of the Einthoven string galvanometer may be described roughly in a few words.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications

    Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot

British Dictionary definitions for einthoven


  1. Willem. 1860–1927, Dutch physiologist. A pioneer of electrocardiography, he was awarded the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1924
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einthoven in Medicine


(īnthō′vən)Willem 1860-1927
  1. Dutch physiologist. He won a 1924 Nobel Prize for his contributions to electrocardiography.
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