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Einthoven's law

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In the electrocardiogram at any given instant the potential of any wave in lead 2 is equal to the sum of the potentials in lead I and III.


  • [Pflügers] Archiv für die gesamte Physiologie des Menschen und der Tiere, 1913, 150: 275.

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