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Medical Term:

ballistocardiography

Pronunciation: bal-is′tō-kar′dē-og′ră-fē

Definition

  1. The graphic recording of movements of the body imparted by ballistic forces (cardiac contraction and ejection of blood, ventricular filling, acceleration, and deceleration of blood flow through the great vessels); these minute movements are amplified and recorded on moving chart paper after being translated into an electrical potential by a pickup device.
  2. The study and interpretation of ballistocardiograms.
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