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dye-dilution curve

 

Definition: graph of the serial concentrations (dilutions) of a dye, Evans blue, following its intravascular or intracardiac injection; useful in the diagnosis of congenital cardiac shunts, measurement of cardiac output, and detection of cardiovalvular incompetence.

Synonym(s): indicator-dilution curve

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