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nomogram

Pronunciation: nom'o-gram

Definition:

  1. A form of line chart showing scales for the variables involved in a particular formula such that corresponding values for each variable lie in a straight line intersecting all the scales.
  2. A line chart in toxicology that relates time since toxic ingestion with blood levels of the offending agent to estimate levels of toxicity and to guide therapy.

Synonym(s): nomograph2

[G. nomos, law, + gramma, something written]

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