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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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The Keeler Applanation Tonometer (KAT), which is designed and manufactured to an exacting standard at Keeler's Windsor, UK factory, completes the Keeler family of quality tonometers for glaucoma diagnosis.
The risks of air-impulse, noncontact tonometers are related to specific conditions, including inadvertent instillation of air into eyes with corneal disease [26,27] or a recent history of surgery or global perforation, as well as aerosolization of highly contagious and infectious diseases such as epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.
This visual recognition feature considers the clinical use of handheld tonometers.
One of these groups of methods and medical devices includes Diaton transpalpebral tonometer, Dynamic contour tonometer, Goldmann applanation tonometer, and noncontact tonometers: Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA), Corvis ST, for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP), and other additional parameters [2, 3].
Portable tonometers are especially useful, mainly during the determination of the daily curve of intraocular pressure (PEREIRA et al., 2011).
Mark Latina MEEI/Harvard Medical School and colleagues - where Diaton provided a new and unique way of looking at IOP completely independent of corneal biometrics as the reading with Diaton is done via eyelid and more importantly the sclera, not through the cornea as all other tonometers.
Evaluation of intraocular pressure obtained by two tonometers, and their correlations with corneal thickness obtained by pachymetry in raptors [abstract].
Done Solutions is a Nordic provider of solutions for automated materials handling and for technical information solutions, translation and localisation services, multilingual documentation and tonometers. The company is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki.
Before the implementation of control measures, the penymatonometer tip was disinfected with 70% isopropyl alcohol; other tonometers and other instruments were disinfected with sodium hypochlorite solution.
Objectives: This study aimed to compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements in healthy pediatric patients using three types of tonometers.