electro cardiograph

electrocardiograph

[ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf]
noun Medicine/Medical.
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.
Also called cardiograph.


Origin:
1910–15; electro- + cardiograph

electrocardiographic [ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf-ik] , adjective
electrocardiographically, adverb
electrocardiography [ih-lek-troh-kahr-dee-og-ruh-fee] , noun
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electrocardiograph (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɑːdɪəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
ECG an instrument for recording the electrical activity of the heart
 
electrocardio'graphic
 
adj
 
electrocardio'graphically
 
adv
 
electrocardiography
 
n

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electrocardiograph e·lec·tro·car·di·o·graph (ĭ-lěk'trō-kär'dē-ə-grāf')
n.
Abbr. ECG, EKG
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. Also called cardiograph.


e·lec'tro·car'di·og'ra·phy (-kär'dē-ŏg'rə-fē) n.
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electrocardiograph [(i-lek-troh-kahr-dee-uh-graf)]

An instrument that records electrical activity in the heart. The electrocardiograph produces an electrocardiogram.

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