waveform


waveform
The form of a pulse; e.g., an arterial pressure or displacement wave; or of the pacemaker pulse as demonstrated on the oscilloscope under a specified load.
- pressure w. a graphic representation of intravascular or intracardiac pressure related to phases of the cardiac cycle, displayed on an oscilloscope monitor or paper copy.

* * *

wave·form 'wāv-.fȯrm n a usu. graphic representation of the shape of a wave that indicates its characteristics (as frequency and amplitude) called also waveshape

* * *

wave·form (wāvґform) the shape of a wave on a graph; sometimes used as a synonym for wave.

Medical dictionary. 2011.