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Definition : Graphic recorders in which continuous, time-varying signals are segmented and stacked sequentially atop each other, either manually or using a computer. These recorders may be used in measurements of blood pressure, ECG or any other quasi-periodic wave. Contourographs can be used for assessing the time variation of physiological parameters over periods. much longer than the inherent cycle length of the variable being recorded.

Entry Terms : "Recorders, Graphic" , "Recorders, Paper Chart" , "Recorders, Chart" , "Electrocardiocontourographs" , "Strip-Chart Recorders" , "Graphic Recorders" , "Chart Recorders"

UMDC code : 11003

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