TITLE

polygraph

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1725
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "polygraph" is presented. It refers to an instrument for testing minor physiological changes assumed to occur under the stress of lying. The test has popular appeal among law enforcement departments. Variations in respiratory rhythm, pulse rate, blood pressure, and sweating of the hands are monitored during the test.
ACCESSION #
21241529

 

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