limb lead

[ lēd ]

n.

Any of the three standard leads used in electrocardiography, having one electrode attached to the chest and another to a limb.
A unipolar lead in which one electrode is placed on a limb.
A record obtained from such leads.

Nearby words

  1. limassol,
  2. limavady,
  3. limaçon,
  4. limb,
  5. limb bud,
  6. limb-girdle muscular dystrophy,
  7. limba,
  8. limbate,
  9. limbed,
  10. limber


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