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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma).

Usage examples (23)
  • The (Schiotz) tonometer was used daily for 70 consecutive days and never registered more than 12-14 mm.Hg. The man had been blinded by wood alcohol.
  • The tension has never been noted at more than Plus T (?), and when taken with the tonometer varied from 9 to 32 mm. for the worse eye, and 13 to 24 mm. for the other.
  • The majority of these involved the use of the lungs as a tonometer, equilibrating the oxygen or the CO2 of the lungs with that of the incoming pulmonary arterial blood.
  • He checked his results with the tonometer after 200, 500 and 1,000 pressures, and found that even in normal eyeballs such massage was followed by a fall of intra-ocular... for more
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