Definitions

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

  • n. An x-ray picture of the brain taken by encephalography. Also called encephalograph.
  • n. See electroencephalogram.

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  • n. An image of the brain obtained by encephalography

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

  • n. an X ray of the brain made by replacing spinal fluid with a gas (usually oxygen) to improve contrast
  • n. a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain; produced by an electroencephalograph

Etymologies

From encephal- + -gram. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The latter, an electrical encephalogram, would pick up any remaining spark of electrical activity in the cortex of her brain, the stuff of walking and talking.

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  • For the next twenty-four hours, we waited, while he lay unconscious in the crisis center with tubes in his nose, wired up to an encephalogram machine, a respirator chugging.

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  • It offered few real comparisons to a human encephalogram.

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  • Although ... the lead technician of the quiz team reported Jaan showed an encephalogram not quite like any ever recorded before.

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  • She was intemperate, impetuous, kaleidoscopic ally wild, registering like a haywire neural encephalogram.

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  • The electro-encephalogram was entirely favorable, unexpectedly so, and the news was brought to the waiting, grieving parents.

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  • Subsequently, Adrian studied the sense of smell and the electrical activity of the brain and the variations and abnormalities of waves shown in the encephalogram, which Hans

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  • The system uses sensors and a monitor to record the patient's encephalogram (EEG) and bispectral index (BIS), a parameter without units that measures hypnotic state and relates this to the patient's level of consciousness.

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