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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.


the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. — tonometrist, n. — tonometric, adj.
See also: Tuning
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Noun1.tonometry - the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"


n. tonometría, medida de la presión o tensión.
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All horses were submitted to the rebound tonometry (Tonovet, Thiols, Finland) with and without upper lip twitch restraint.
Corneal Power and Intra Ocular Pressure were also measured using keratometer and applanation tonometry, respectively.
Follow a healthy lifestyle and have regular eye exams--every every year or two at age 65 and older--that include a visual acuity test, a dilated eye exam, and tonometry to measure eye pressure.
He reported on 103 consecutive patients randomized to overnight home peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) or standard polysomnography in the sleep clinic.
They cover techniques, clinical pattern recognition, continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure titration, PSG changes, pediatric sleep medicine, and specialized techniques such as pulse transit time and peripheral arterial tonometry.
If radial artery tonometry proves valuable, the simple test could easily be incorporated into routine check-ups, he noted.
Fraction CO, which was enriched in CO by tonometry with use of an IL 237 tonometer (Instrumentation Laboratory) and CO in nitrogen, 10 mL/L (Societe Cosma, Igny 91430, France).
A 1982 study of perceived core office procedures for family physicians revealed that faculty, graduates, and residents listed suprapubic tap, indirect laryngoscopy, and tonometry as core procedures while relegating vascetomy to the noncore list.
5~ While tonometry levels should cover the entire range of interest, they should cluster near the expected and critical ranges.
Previous reports have identified contact tonometry (i.
Discussion and References section 7: "An emerging technology for home portable monitoring (is) a device that utilizes peripheral arterial tonometry combined with oximetry and actigraphy (a movement measurement) ), is not classified as a cardiorespiratory monitor and was not considered in the (previous) systematic reviews.