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A record of the body's recoil caused by cardiac contraction, the ejection of blood into the aorta, and ventricular filling forces; has been used as a basis for calculating the cardiac output in man, but its lack of accuracy and reproducibility has caused it to be discarded.
[G. ballō, to throw, + kardia, heart, + gramma, something written]
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A recording made by a ballistocardiograph.
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ballistocardiogramA recording from a ballistocardiograph, see there.
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