from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The record or tracing produced by a sphygmograph.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tracing of the changes of tension at a point in an artery, as obtained with a sphyemograph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol.) A tracing, called a pulse tracing, consisting of a series of curves corresponding with the beats of the heart, obtained by the application of the sphygmograph.

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  • noun The recording made by a sphygmograph


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sphygmo- (“pulse”) + -gram


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  • [9] I am much indebted to Mr.A. H. Garrod for having informed me of M. Lorain's work on the pulse, in which a sphygmogram of a woman in a rage is given; and this shows much difference in the rate and other characters from that of the same woman in her ordinary state.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals 1898


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