plethysmography

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plethysmography

 [plĕth″iz-mog´rah-fe]
the determination of changes in volume by means of a plethysmograph.
air-cuff plethysmography a technique for measuring changes in the circumference of a limb by recording the changes in pressure in an air-filled cuff surrounding the limb.
respiratory inductive plethysmography a technique that uses elastic bands around the chest and abdomen of the patient to calculate chest and abdominal expansion, respiratory rate, respiratory pattern, and tidal volume.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pleth·ys·mog·ra·phy

(pleth'iz-mog'ră-fē),
Measuring and recording changes in volume of an organ or other part of the body by a plethysmograph.
[G. plēthysmos, increase, + graphē, a writing]
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plethysmography

A technique that detects changes in the volume of an organ, limb or the body, by measuring the flow of blood through its veins. See Arterial plethysmography, Impedance plethysmography, Ocular plethysmography.
Plethysmography
Whole body plethysmography measures the volume of gas in the lungs, including that which is trapped in poorly communicating air spaces,  of particular use in COPD and emphysema
Impedance plethysmography Venous impedance plethysmography A technique used to diagnose acute venous obstruction or vascular insufficiency of an extremity by measuring the change in limb volume with each arterial pulse and during cuff occlusion of the venous flow from the limb, the manipulation of which allows evaluation of either the arterial or venous flow  
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pleth·ys·mog·ra·phy

(pleth'iz-mog'ră-fē)
Measuring and recording changes in volume of an organ or other part of the body by a plethysmograph.
[G. plēthysmos, increase, + graphē, a writing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

plethysmography

A method of assessing the volume of blood flowing through a limb or other body part by measuring the change in volume, using strain gauges, air cuffs, impedance electrodes or other methods.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005