Plethysmograph Pleth"ys*mo*graph, n. [Gr. ? an enlargement + -graph.] (Physiol.) An instrument for determining and registering the variations in the size or volume of a limb, as the arm or leg, and hence the variations in the amount of blood in the limb. [1913 Webster] -- {Pleth`ys*mo*graph"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • plethysmographic — adjective see plethysmograph …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plethysmographic — See plethysmograph. * * * …   Universalium

  • plethysmographic — ple·thys·mo·graph·ic …   English syllables

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  • plethysmograph — plethysmographic /pleuh thiz meuh graf ik/, adj. plethysmography /pleth iz mog reuh fee/, n. /pleuh thiz meuh graf , grahf /, n. a device for measuring and recording changes in the volume of the body or of a body part or organ. [1870 75; < Gk… …   Universalium

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  • Surgical tourniquet — Surgical tourniquets prevent blood flow to a limb and enable surgeons to work in a bloodless operative field. This allows surgical procedures to be performed with improved precision, safety and speed. Tourniquets are widely used in orthopedic and …   Wikipedia

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