Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. electrocardiogram
  • abbr. electrocardiograph

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  • n. electrocardiogram

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph

Etymologies

Initialism of German Elektrokardiogramm. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The electrocardiogram ECG also called EKG trace expresses cardiac features that are unique to an individual.

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  • All OSU athletes must pass physical exams before playing sports, and if problems are detected they undergo more testing, such as electrocardiography, also known as an EKG, a university athletic department spokesman said.

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  • The EKG is the standard test for adults with heart rhythm problems, but it doesn't work on fetuses, adds Wakai.

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  • People experiencing chest pain too often come to the emergency room, with subsequent electrocardiogram, also called EKG, readings not showing any evidence that a heart attack has occurred, but still leaving open the question of whether or not a heart attack is imminent and about to happen or has already happened, adds Van Eyk, director of the Johns Hopkins NHLBI Proteomics Group and the Proteomics Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where the protein analysis took place.

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  • On the left and right sides of the screen they have boxes where various talking heads can cast points as the debate is in progress, and at the bottom of the screen there is a graph responding to a specially selected group of "undecided" voters -- the up and down movements of the chart, resembling some kind of EKG, show their feelings to every sentence that is spoken.

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  • He is starting her on a small dose and will up the dose after our next echocardiogram and EKG which is in 2 weeks.

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  • Technology have developed an instrument that measures vital functions, such as EKG, directly from the skin surface

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  • When monitoring vital signs (such as EKG and blood oxygenation) during a patient's hospital stay, sensors must be attached to the body; frequently this results in an awkward and uncomfortable tangle of wires.

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  • Students can work toward certification for certain jobs, such as EKG technician, by graduation time.

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  • Gallup Fights Back: Fluctuating 'EKG' Of Tracking Poll Is From 'A Lot Going On '| TPMDC

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