A device used in the diagnosis and detection of heart abnormalities that measures electric potentials on the surface of the body and creates a record (electrocardiogram) of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity
Syn: cardiograph

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  • electrocardiograph — noun Date: 1913 an instrument for recording the changes of electrical potential occurring during the heartbeat used especially in diagnosing abnormalities of heart action • electrocardiographic adjective • electrocardiographically adverb •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • electrocardiograph — electrocardiographic /i lek troh kahr dee euh graf ik/, adj. electrocardiographically, adv. electrocardiography /i lek troh kahr dee og reuh fee/, n. /i lek troh kahr dee euh graf , grahf /, n. Med. a galvanometric device that detects and records …   Universalium

  • electrocardiograph — An instrument for recording the potential of the electrical currents that traverse the heart. * * * elec·tro·car·dio·graph .graf n an instrument for recording the changes of electrical potential occurring during the heartbeat used esp. in… …   Medical dictionary

  • electrocardiograph — e|lec|tro|car|di|o|graph [ıˌlektrəuˈka:diəgra:f US trouˈka:rdiəgræf] n technical an ↑ECG …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • electrocardiograph — e|lec|tro|car|di|o|graph [ ı,lektrou kardiə,græf ] noun count an EKG …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • electrocardiograph — instrument for recording unusual electrical fluctuations of the heart Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • electrocardiograph — n. machine that records electrical pulses given off by the heart, ECG (used to diagnose heart disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

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