polysomnogram

[pol-ee-som-nuh-gram]

noun

a record of a person's sleep pattern, breathing, heart activity, and limb movements during sleep. Abbreviation: PSG

Nearby words

  1. polyserositis,
  2. polysinusitis,
  3. polysome,
  4. polysomia,
  5. polysomic,
  6. polysomnography,
  7. polysomy,
  8. polysorbate,
  9. polyspermia,
  10. polyspermy

Origin of polysomnogram

poly- + Latin somn(um) sleep + -o- + -gram1; for sense of poly-, cf. polygraph

Related formspol·y·som·nog·ra·phy [pol-ee-som-nog-ruh-fee, -suh m-] /ˌpɒl i sɒmˈnɒg rə fi, -səm-/, noun

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Medicine definitions for polysomnography

polysomnography

[pŏl′ē-sŏm-nŏgrə-fē]

n.

Simultaneous and continuous monitoring of normal and abnormal physiological activity during sleep.

polysomnogram

[pŏl′ē-sŏmnə-grăm′]

n.

The record obtained in polysomnography.

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