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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science or art of measuring or recording musical vibrations by means of a tonometer.
  • noun In medicine, the measurement of the degree of tension in an organ, as in the eyeball.

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  • noun (Med.) The act of measuring with a tonometer

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  • noun The measurement of tension or pressure.

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  • noun the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea

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Examples

  • Screening should consist of an eye examination consisting of gonioscopy (examination of the drainage angle), intraocular pressure measurement with goldmann applanation tonometry (this is much more accurate than the air puff mechanism), and is dilated optic nerve examination.

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  • Optometrists, who measure eye function, can do tonometry only in certain states.

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  • The tonometry test measures the inner pressure of the eye.

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  • Peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) was assessed in response to reactive hyperemia.

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  • Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), using arterial tonometry, and anterior cerebral blood flow (aCBF), using extracranial ultrasound, were measured in 26 participants (67-92 years).

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  • Stein J, Shuster J, Theriaque D, Silverstein J, et al. (2007) Peripheral artery tonometry demonstrates altered endothelial function in children with type 1 diabetes.

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  • Measurement of endothelial function is reviewed, including catheter-based methods, venous occlusion plethysmography, high-frequency ultrasound, peripheral arterial tonometry, digital pulse amplitude tonometry, digital thermal monitoring, the

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  • On the first visit reactive hyperemia arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) measurements were performed.

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  • Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), using arterial tonometry, and anterior cerebral blood flow (aCBF), using extracranial ultrasound, were measured in 26 participants (67-92 years).

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  • Exhibition of Diaton tonometer to the members of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) presents the opportunity for BiCOM to display the incomparable unique qualities of trans-palpebral and tras-scleral Diaton tonometry - tonometry through the Eyelid.

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