grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia

(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)

As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.

anemographical
Referring to a recording anemometer, or an instrument, that records the directions and forces of the wind.
anemography
The system of recording the directions and forces of the wind.
anemometrograph
An instrument for measuring and recording the directions and forces of winds.
anepigraphous
Without an inscription; no inscription.
aneurysmograph
Demonstration of an aneurysm, usually by means of x-rays and a contrast medium.
angelography
A descriptive treatise about angels.
angiocardiography
1. X-ray imaging of the heart and great vessels made visible by injection of a radiopaque solution.
2. Angiography of the heart and great vessels; contrast material may be injected into a blood vessel or one of the cardiac chambers.

Images obtained can be analyzed to determine parameters of ventricular function, including ventricular ejection fractions, cardiac output, ejection rates, stroke volume, end-diastolic volume, and end-systolic volume, as well as to test the effects of exercise.

angiocinematography
Radiography of vessels or of the heart, with recordings of the images on motion-picture film; therefore, permitting the study of motion.

It is especially useful in the study of coronary arteries and the chambers of the heart.

The diagnostic value of conventional determination of cerebral circulation time from serial angiograms is questioned and compared with the results of angiocinematographic investigation.

angiodynography
A diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to image arteries and veins.

Sometimes referred to as "color flow Doppler" because the arteries will appear as red on the screen and the veins will be blue. Useful in the determination of vascular obstruction.

angiograph
A radiograph of blood vessels taken during angiography
angiographic
1. Radiography of vessels after the injection of a radiopaque contrast material; usually requires percutaneous insertion of a radiopaque catheter and positioning under fluoroscopic control.
2. A special kind of sphygmograph or instrument for recording on paper the movements of the pulse.
angiography
1. Determination of the arrangement of blood or lymph vessels without dissection, by capillaroscopy, fluoroscopy, or radiography.
2. The radiographic visualization of blood vessels following introduction of contrast material; used as a diagnostic aid in such conditions as stroke syndrome and myocardial infarction.
angiopneumography
Angiography of the pulmonary vessels, used to detect pulmonary embolism or less frequently to delineate pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, pulmonary varices, or pulmonary vessel anatomy.

An angiogram is a roentgenographic (X-ray) examination of blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium which produces an angiogram.

angioretinography
Visualization of the blood vessels of the retina after injection of a nontoxic radiopaque or fluorescing substance.
animatograph

Related "writing" word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.