phonocardiography


phonocardiography
1. Recording of the heart sounds with a phonocardiograph. 2. The science of interpreting phonocardiograms. [phono- + G. kardia, heart, + grapho, to record]

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pho·no·car·di·og·ra·phy -.kärd-ē-'äg-rə-fē n, pl -phies the recording of heart sounds by means of a phonocardiograph
pho·no·car·dio·graph·ic -.kärd-ē-ə-'graf-ik adj

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pho·no·car·di·og·ra·phy (fo″no-kahr″de-ogґrə-fe) [phono- + cardiography] the graphic representation of heart sounds, murmurs, or any acoustic phenomena emanating from the heart; in clinical use, the term usually includes recording of the pulse tracings (carotid, apex, and jugular venous) for completeness, and is often combined with other noninvasive methods such as echocardiography.

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