n. a vasodynamic measure of cardiac output, meaning the volume or fraction of blood which the left ventricle of the heart ejects into systemic ciculation. This figure is expressed as volume (L) per minute (min) and per square meter (m2) of body surface.

CARDIAC INDEX: "Cardiac index is a measure which correlates the performance of the heart with the body size of an individual."
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