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Pronunciation: ven-trik'yu-log'ra-fe


  1. Radiographic demonstration of the cerebral ventricles by direct injection of air or contrast medium; developed and described by Dandy in 1918.
  2. Demonstration of the contractility of the cardiac ventricles by recording serially the distribution of intravenously injected radionuclide or that of radiographic contrast medium injected through an intracardiac catheter.

[ventriculo- + G. graphe, a writing]

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