Ballistocardiograph meaning

bə-lĭstō-kärdē-ə-grăf
A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body's recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.
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An instrument that records the slight recoil of the body, while on a special bed, caused by the contractions of the heart: used to measure cardiac pumping power and the elasticity of the aorta.
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A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body's recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.
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An instrument which measures ballistic forces on the heart, producing a graphical representation of repetitive motions of the human body arising from the sudden ejection of blood into the great vessels with each heart beat.
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Origin of ballistocardiograph

  • ballist(ic) cardiograph

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ballisto- +‎ cardiograph

    From Wiktionary