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Descriptor in English: Ballistocardiography
Descriptor in Spanish: Balistocardiografía
Descriptor in Portuguese: Balistocardiografia
Descriptor in French: Balistocardiographie
Entry term(s): Ballistocardiographies
Tree number(s): E01.370.370.380.100
Scope note: Technique of graphic representation of the movements of the body imparted by the ballistic forces (recoil and impact) associated with cardiac contraction and ejection of blood and with the deceleration of blood flow through the large blood vessels. These movements, quantitatively very minute, are translated by a pickup device (transducer) into an electrical potential which is suitably amplified and recorded on a conventional electrocardiograph or other recording machine.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
DE drug effects
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS UI: 1472
Descriptor UI: D001450
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Ballistocardiography - Preferred
Concept UI M0002156
Scope note Technique of graphic representation of the movements of the body imparted by the ballistic forces (recoil and impact) associated with cardiac contraction and ejection of blood and with the deceleration of blood flow through the large blood vessels. These movements, quantitatively very minute, are translated by a pickup device (transducer) into an electrical potential which is suitably amplified and recorded on a conventional electrocardiograph or other recording machine.
Preferred term Ballistocardiography
Entry term(s) Ballistocardiographies



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