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photoplethysmograph

Definitions

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  • n. An optically obtained plethysmograph, often produced by illuminating the skin in order to measures changes in light absorption.

Etymologies

photo- +‎ plethysmograph (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What really matters to women, Dr. Chivers said, at least in the somewhat artificial setting of watching movies while intimately hooked up to a device called a photoplethysmograph, is not the gender of the actor, but the degree of sensuality.

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  • Their reactions are tracked using a tampon-shaped "photoplethysmograph," which measures vaginal blood flow in women, and a comparable "rigiscan" in men.

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  • She regularly wires the genitals of her patients to a photoplethysmograph to measure whether the women respond with surges of vaginal blood flow while they watch a pornographic video.

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  • Two types of sensors were used: an electrocardiogram, which measures electrical pulses, and a photoplethysmograph (PPG), which works out a heart rate from variation in light absorption under the skin.

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  • The Age: 'What really matters to women, Dr Chivers said, at least in the somewhat artificial setting of watching movies while intimately hooked up to a device called a photoplethysmograph, is not the gender of the actor, but the degree of sensuality.'

    June 15, 2008