- 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.
Origin of electrocardiograph
Also called cardiograph.
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Examples from the Web for electrocardiograph
Much that was hoped for from the electrocardiograph in the clinic has not been forthcoming.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
But the electrocardiograph was not needed to diagnose the nature of the trouble.
Then Jack took an electrocardiograph tracing and shook his head.
- an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the heartAbbreviation: ECG
- An instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities that measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity.cardiograph
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