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    up and down

    In the hospital, when somebody dies... we have this meter that shows a straight line and sound ¨tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit¨.. . What do you call it?

    And how do I describe the lines that goes ¨up and down¨, it goes straight when you´re dead.


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    Re: up and down

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    In the hospital, when somebody dies... we have this meter that shows a straight line and sound ¨tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit¨.. . What do you call it?

    Heart monitor????

    And how do I describe the lines that go[es] ¨up and down¨, it goes straight when you´re dead.
    Straight line = flat line

    up and down lines = [Beats me]

    I think someone more knowlegeable in the medical field will happen along soon, Blouen.

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    Re: up and down

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Straight line = flat line

    up and down lines = [Beats me]

    I think someone more knowledgeable in the medical field will happen along soon, Blouen.
    I just described it as the up and down lines for I see it go up and down, you see.
    When a person is under this heart monitor the lines go up and down relative to his heart beat and when he dies it goes flat due to zero heartbeat.

    What do we call the ¨lines¨ that go up and down and flat when you´re dead?


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    Re: up and down

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post

    What do we call the ¨lines¨ that go up and down and flat when you´re dead?
    Dead = flatline

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    M-W:

    Main Entry: flat·line
    Pronunciation: 'flat-"lIn
    Function: intransitive verb
    1 a : to register on an electronic monitor as having no brain waves or heartbeat b : DIE

    Definition of flatline - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

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    As I said, I don't have the foggiest notion what the up & down lines are called. Maybe there's no name needed. If you're not flatlining, you're doing okay.

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    Re: up and down

    Thanks, Riverkid!

    I hope somebody with the some medical knowledge could see this thread. I think Anglika does. I´ll cross my fingers for Anglika to see this.

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