hemodynamics

noun

he·​mo·​dy·​nam·​ics ˌhē-mō-dī-ˈna-miks How to pronounce hemodynamics (audio)
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plural in form but singular or plural in construction
1
: a branch of physiology that deals with the circulation of the blood
2
: the forces or mechanisms involved in circulation

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hemodynamics was circa 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Hemodynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemodynamics. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hemodynamics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
he·​mo·​dy·​nam·​ics
variants or chiefly British haemodynamics
1
: a branch of physiology that deals with the circulation of the blood
2
a
: the forces or mechanisms involved in circulation (as of a particular body part)
renal hemodynamics
b
: hemodynamic effect (as of a drug)
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