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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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Tonometric and manometric values were compared using Bland-Altman plots.
Influence of corneal structure, corneal responsiveness, and other ocular parameters on tonometric measurement of intraocular pressure.
Next, we evaluated arterial function by ultrasonic examination of carotid and brachial artery and tonometric measurement of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV).
Rickert et al., "A new oscillometric method for assessment of arterial stiffness: comparison with tonometric and piezo-electronic methods," Journal of Hypertension, vol.
Pulse wave analysis obtained from oscillometric techniques are similar with those obtained from tonometric technique.
Salgarello, "Underestimate of tonometric readings after photorefractive keratectomy increases at higher intraocular pressure levels," Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol.
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Several studies that compared the Arteriograph with other noninvasive methods for arterial stiffness estimation have been published, mainly compared to tonometric (Sphygmocor) or piezo-electronic devices (Complior).
The central corneal thickness and tonometric values (IOP) were recorded on a proforma containing the patient's identity and all the necessary details required for the study.