tonometer


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to·nom·e·ter

 (tō-nŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension.
2. An instrument for measuring hydrostatic pressure within the eyeball, used to detect glaucoma.
3. Music An instrument, such as a graduated set of tuning forks, used to determine the pitch or vibration rate of tones.

[Greek tonos, tension; see tone + -meter.]

to′no·met′ric (tō′nə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
to·nom′e·try n.

tonometer

(təʊˈnɒmɪtə)
n
1. (General Physics) an instrument for measuring the pitch of a sound, esp one consisting of a set of tuning forks
2. (Medicine) any of various types of instrument for measuring pressure or tension, such as the blood pressure, vapour pressure, etc
[C18: from Greek tonos tone + -meter]
tonometric adj
toˈnometry n

to•nom•e•ter

(toʊˈnɒm ɪ tər)

n.
1. an instrument for measuring the frequencies of tones, as a tuning fork.
2. any of various instruments for measuring intraocular pressure or blood pressure.
[1715–25]
ton•o•met•ric (ˌtɒn əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌtoʊ nə-) adj.
to•nom′e•try, n.

tonometer

an instrument for determining the pitch of a tone, as a tuning fork or graduated set of tuning forks. — tonometric, adj.
See also: Tuning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonometer - measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma)tonometer - measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma)
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Translations

tonometer

[təʊˈnɒmɪtəʳ] Ntonómetro m

to·nom·e·ter

n. tonómetro, instrumento usado para medir la tensión o presión esp. intraocular.
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TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer: Designed to be compact and lightweight, the non-contact tonometer is easy to transport and install.
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An electronic eye pressure monitoring device known as a tonometer often is used in a clinical setting to determine eye pressure, but the device rarely is used in a surgical setting, Medical Xpress reported.
The tonometer is then placed against the surface of the eye.
The rebound tonometer does not require the use of topical anesthesia and has been tested in horses without tranquilization or restraint (KNOLLINGER et al.
The objective of this study was to compare intraocular pressure measurement with Goldmann Applanation tonometer (GAT) and non-contact Air-Puff tonometer (APT).
Intraocular pressure (IOP) in both groups was measured using gauged Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT).