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ballistocardiograph

bal·lis·to·car·di·o·graph
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf]
    • /bəˌlɪs toʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buh-lis-toh-kahr-dee-uh-graf, -grahf]
    • /bəˌlɪs toʊˈkɑr di əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/

Definitions of ballistocardiograph word

  • noun ballistocardiograph 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 3
  • noun ballistocardiograph a device that determines cardiac output by recording the movements of the body caused by contraction of the heart and ejection of blood into the aorta. 1
  • noun ballistocardiograph An instrument for recording the movements of the body caused by ejection of blood from the heart at each beat. 1
  • noun ballistocardiograph 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. 0

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Origin of ballistocardiograph

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40; ballist(ic) + -o- + cardiograph

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Parts of speech for Ballistocardiograph

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ballistocardiograph popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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