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Pronunciation: vi'bro-kar'de-o-gram

Definition: A graphic record of chest vibrations produced by hemodynamic events of the cardiac cycle; the record provides an indirect, externally recorded measurement of isovolumic contraction and ejection times.

[L. vibro, to shake, + G. kardia, heart, + gramma, a drawing]

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