a galvanometric device that detects and records the minute differences in electric potential caused by heart action and occurring between different parts of the body: used in the diagnosis of heart disease.
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- Also called cardiograph.
- e·lec·tro·car·di·o·graph·ic [ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf-ik], /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌkɑr di əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
- e·lec·tro·car·di·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
- e·lec·tro·car·di·og·ra·phy [ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee], /ɪˌlɛk troʊˌkɑr diˈɒg rə fi/, noun
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How to use electrocardiograph in a sentence
Much that was hoped for from the electrocardiograph in the clinic has not been forthcoming.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield
The very elaborate and delicate electrocardiograph with the string galvanometer devised by Einthoven is used.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield
But the electrocardiograph was not needed to diagnose the nature of the trouble.Star Surgeon | Alan Nourse
Then Jack took an electrocardiograph tracing and shook his head.Star Surgeon | Alan Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for electrocardiograph
an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the heart: Abbreviation: ECG
- electrocardiographic, adjective
- electrocardiographically, adverb
- electrocardiography (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˌkɑːdɪˈɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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Cultural definitions for electrocardiograph
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