We presented in this communication a computer algorithm that offers the advantage of simultaneous analysis of the power spectrum of multiple physiologic signals, including systemic arterial pressure, single-neuronal and electroencephalo- graphic signals, on a continuous, on-line and real-time basis. It provided sensitive definition, discrimination and quantification (graphic and digital) of the various frequency components in the spectrum. There was also great flexibility in selecting the physiologic signal(s) to be analyzed, the choice of results of analysis to be displayed for each physiologic parameter and the alteration of sensitivity and baseline of each event channel. Furthermore, it included window options to improve the frequency or temporal resolution and discrimination of the spectral changes. Most importantly, all these desirable features can be accomplished economically with a general purpose personal computer.
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