precordial lead

[lēd]

n.

A lead of an electrocardiograph that has one electrode placed in any of six standard positions on the chest and another electrode placed on a limb.
A record obtained from such a lead.chest lead

Nearby words

  1. preconvulsive,
  2. precook,
  3. precooked,
  4. precool,
  5. precordia,
  6. precordium,
  7. precostal anastomosis,
  8. precrime,
  9. precritical,
  10. precuneus


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