stetho-, steth-

(Greek: chest, breast)

1. An electrical instrument that amplifies or records the respiratory and cardiac sounds of the chest.
2. A very sensitive, electrically operated instrument used to record sounds of the heart.

This is an instrument which gives doctors a high-fidelity record of heart sounds so faint they can't be heard by human ears even with the aid of a physician's stethoscope.

An instrument for amplifying and recording heart sounds.
A device for monitoring the fetal heartbeat (of an unborn baby) that emits a flash of light at each beat.
stethacoustic (adjective), more stethacoustic, most stethacoustic
Pertaining to sounds that are heard with a medical instrument for listening to the sounds that are generated inside the body: "The doctor was listening to Patrick's stethacoustic sounds in an effort to determine whether his heart was functioning as it should."
stethalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the chest: Cases of stethalgia have been noted to be related to the heart, but also it can originate from problems in the lungs, oesophagus, muscles, nerves, or ribs.
An x-ray machine used by physicians to view the internal organs of the body by fluoroscoping the chest and for the visual observation of the forms and motions of the deep structures of the body.
An apparatus used in the measurement of the curvatures of the thorax.
An apparatus for recording the respiratory movements of the chest.
An instrument for recording the movements of the thorax, or chest wall, during respiration.
1. An instrument designed to transmit stethoscopic sounds so that many people can hear them simultaneously.
2. A term proposed as a more accurate name for stethoscope.
An instrument for measuring the intensity of auscultatory sounds.

Cross references of word families that are related, partially or totally, to: "breast, breasts, chest": mammill-; mammo-; masto-; mastoido-; mazo-; pectoro-; pleuro-; sterno-; thorac-.