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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Translations

tonometer

[təʊˈnɒmɪtəʳ] Ntonómetro m
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to·nom·e·ter

n. tonómetro, instrumento usado para medir la tensión o presión esp. intraocular.
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Abstract: We evaluated the applicability of a rebound tonometer (TonoVet) in pigeon eyes and established normal reference intraocular pressure (IOP) values in healthy pigeons; 20 eyes of euthanized pigeons were used for calibration of the TonoVet and 48 eyes of 24 adult pigeons were used for measurement of reference IOP.
Director of Mainline Instruments, Simon Hawkins, said: "The Ic200's flexibility provides reliable readings and contains a high-visibility indicator at the probe base confirming the positioning of the tonometer prior to measurement."
The Icare PRO rebound tonometer (Icare; Tiolat Oy, Helsinki, Finland) was used in this study.
Clinic patients typically proceed from the waiting area to one of three exam rooms, each with its own slit lamp with tonometer. Observations and staff member interviews indicated gaps in infection prevention practices, including use of eye drops from multidose vials on multiple patients, occasionally touching the eye or surrounding area, and reprocessing of tonometers using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe rather than the recommended 5-10-minute disinfecting soak with chlorine or ethyl alcohol.
In each case, only the parameters available in the original software of the Corvis tonometer were compared [5, 36-39].
For example, a simple 2 second alcohol wipe may be used to "sterilize" the same tonometer tip that is placed in your eye as the next 20 patients who all sit in the same chair.
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This tonometer was first described by Hans Goldmann and Theo Schmidt in 1957 [45], and it is based on the Imbert-Fick principle.
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.