from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device for detecting and counting scintillations produced by ionizing radiation.
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- n. A detector of particles and ionizing radiation which uses a photomultiplier to generate flashes of light
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- n. counter tube in which light flashes when exposed to ionizing radiation
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Using a scintillation counter for measurement, they found that fewer of the agonist molecules had bound to dopamine D2 receptors in the brain material derived from alcohol-drinking rats than in similar material from non-alcohol-drinking rats, which meant that fewer of these receptors were present.