a device that determines cardiac output by recording the movements of the body caused by contraction of the heart and ejection of blood into the aorta.
ballistocardiograph bal·lis·to·car·di·o·graph (bə-lĭs’tō-kär’dē-ə-grāf’)
A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body’s recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.
bal·lis’to·car’di·og’ra·phy (-ŏg’rə-fē) n.
noun a fear of missiles and projectiles, fear of being shot Word Origin Greek ballista ‘catapult’
a forcibly expelled mature fungal spore. noun (botany) a spore, esp a fungal spore, that is forcefully ejected from its source
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