- an instrument for measuring and graphically recording variations in fluid pressure, as those of the human pulse.
Origin of kymograph
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By the kymograph respirations were found to become shallower in proportion to their frequency.
The micrometer measurements in this case could be made at least as rapidly as measurements of kymograph curves.
- med a rotatable drum for holding paper on which a tracking stylus continuously records variations in blood pressure, respiratory movements, etc
- phonetics this device as applied to the measurement of variations in the muscular action of the articulatory organs
- an instrument for recording the angular oscillations of an aircraft in flight
Word Origin for kymograph
C20: from Greek kuma wave + -graph
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- An instrument for recording variations in pressure, as of the blood, or in tension, as of a muscle, by means of a pen or stylus that marks a rotating drum.
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