sphygmogram


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Related to sphygmogram: sphygmograph, excochleation

sphygmogram

 [sfig´mo-gram]
the record or tracing made by a sphygmograph; called also pulse curve.
Radial sphygmogram from a healthy person. p, The percussion wave; t, tidal or predicrotic wave; n, dicrotic or aortic notch; d, dicrotic wave; E, the sphygmic period during which the semilunar valves are open.

sphyg·mo·gram

(sfig'mō-gram),
The graphic curve made by a sphygmograph.
Synonym(s): pulse curve
[sphygmo- + G. gramma, something written]

sphygmogram

/sphyg·mo·gram/ (sfig´mo-gram) a record or tracing made by a sphygmograph.

sphygmogram

(sfĭg′mə-grăm′)
n.
The record or tracing produced by a sphygmograph.

sphygmogram

[sfig′məgram]
Etymology: Gk, sphygmos, pulse, gramma, record
a pulse tracing produced by a sphygmograph. A curve occurs on the tracing with each atrial pulsation. An upward, primary elevation is followed by a sudden drop to a point slightly above the baseline. The curve then gradually descends to the baseline in small decrements of amplitude. Sphygmographic abnormalities of rate, rhythm, and form may be diagnostically useful in an assessment of cardiovascular function.

sphyg·mo·gram

(sfig'mō-gram)
Graphic curve made by a sphygmograph.
[sphygmo- + G. gramma, something written]

sphygmogram

the record or tracing made by a sphygmograph; called also pulse tracing.