plethysmograph
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek plēthysmos increase, from plēthynein to increase, from plēthys mass, quantity, from plēthein Date: 1872 an instrument for determining and registering variations in the size of an organ, limb, or part resulting from changes in the amount of blood present or passing through it • plethysmographic adjectiveplethysmographically adverbplethysmography noun

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plethysmograph — (griech.), s. Tafel »Blut und Blutbewegung II«, S. IV …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • plethysmograph — [plə thiz′mə graf΄] n. [< Gr plēthysmos, a multiplying < plēthymein, to increase < plēthys, a crowd (akin to plēthein: see PLETHORA) + GRAPH1] any of several instruments for measuring and recording various body functions, as the velocity …   English World dictionary

  • Plethysmograph — A plethysmograph is an instrument for measuring changes in volume within an organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood or air it contains).UseLungsPulmonary plethysmographs are commonly used to measure the… …   Wikipedia

  • plethysmograph — noun a measuring instrument for measuring changes in volume of a part or organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood it contains) • Hypernyms: ↑measuring instrument, ↑measuring system, ↑measuring device •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plethysmograph — Plethysmografie (griech. plethore = Fülle, graphein = schreiben) ist ein Messverfahren, mit dem Volumenschwankungen eines Körperteils oder Organs gemessen werden. Sie wird verwendet z. B. als: Verschlussplethysmografie zur Diagnostik arterieller… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • plethysmograph — noun An instrument for measuring changes in volume within an organ or whole body (usually via fluctuations in the amount of fluid it contains) …   Wiktionary

  • plethysmograph — A device for measuring and recording changes in volume of a part, organ, or whole body. [G. plethysmos, increase, + grapho, to write] body p. a chamber apparatus surrounding the entire body …   Medical dictionary

  • Plethysmograph — Ple|thys|mo|graph, der; en, en [zu griech. plēthysmós = Vermehrung (zu: plēthys [plēthós] = Fülle, Menge) u. ↑ graph] (Med.): Apparat zur Messung von Umfangsveränderungen eines Gliedes od. Organs …   Universal-Lexikon

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