Kymograph mounted on a trolley and powered by mains electricity
The kymograph is a standard laboratory measuring device that can record a variety of phenomena. Its inventor, German physiologist Carl Ludwig (1816-1895), used it to record arterial blood pressure. Kymographs consist of a drum, which rotates at a steady speed. An arm holding a pen or stylus then moves in response to the phenomena. It records the results on the drum over a period of time. This kymograph is fixed to a trolley and is powered by mains electricity rather than batteries or clockwork.
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An instrument for measuring, and recording graphically, the pressure of the blood in the blood vessels of a living animal.
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