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An instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities that measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity. Also called cardiograph.
e·lec′tro·car′di·o·graph′ic (-grăf′ĭk) adj.
e·lec′tro·car′di·og′ra·phy (-kär′dē-ŏg′rə-fē) n.
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A diagnostic method of examining the electrical impulses through the heart using electrodes attached to the chest and to a recording device to make an electrocardiogram.
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|Noun||1.||electrocardiography - diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)|
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