American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument used to record the mechanical movements of the heart.
- n. See electrocardiograph.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physiology, an apparatus for recording by a tracing the movements of the heart. It consists essentially of a device (as a hollow cup containing a spring pressed against the chest) for producing in an elastic diaphragm vibrations which correspond to the movements of the heart, these vibrations being recorded by means of a lever in a tracing upon a revolving cylinder. It was invented by Marey; in his original experiments he introduced hollow sounds ending in elastic ampullæ into the auricles and ventricles of the heart of a horse.
- n. cardiology an instrument which, placed in contact with the chest, graphically registers the comparative duration and intensity of the heart's movements
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) An instrument which, when placed in contact with the chest, will register graphically the comparative duration and intensity of the heart's movements.
- n. medical instrument that records electric currents associated with contractions of the heart
- n. a medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles
- cardio- + -graph (Wiktionary)
“The whole work is a like a heart cardiograph— a mechanical reflection of a life rhythm.”
“Themba also received diagnostic orthopedic equipment, physiotherapy machines, an ultrasound scanner and a foetal cardiograph for its maternity unit.”
““Not fifteen years ago English doctors experimenting with a portable cardiograph at the Sheffield mortuary detected signs of life in a young woman certified dead from a drug overdose.””
“I saw Jonathan give them a swift sweep of the eyes and supposed he could identify the lot, and he said afterwards that they had all seemed to be standard machines for measuring body changes - cardiograph, encephalograph, gauges for temperature, respiration and skin moisture - and there had been at least two of each.”
“The last instrument reading had been taken; the spots of light on the cardiograph display had ceased their fateful dance.”
“The cardiograph is constructed with an unerring accuracy by which a one-hundredth part of a second is indicated on a graph.”
“The great botanist predicted that use of his cardiograph will lead to vivisection on plants instead of animals.”
“There's some people in town that say the doc is a fair to middlin 'diagnostician and prescription-writer, but let me whisper this to you -- but for heaven's sake don't tell him I said so -- don't you ever go to him for anything more serious than a pendectomy of the left ear or a strabismus of the cardiograph.”
“After I had practically been declared one hundred per cent pluperfect I gave the electric cardiograph man a picture or exhibition performance under an attack.”
“Ryan says tests done this week show no changes in his heart since his previous cardiograph four years earlier.”
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