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condenser

 [kon-den´ser]
1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
4. a dental tool used to pack filling material in a cavity.

con·dens·er

(kon-den'ser),
1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid, or a liquid to a solid.
2. dentistry a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; variation in sizes and shapes allows conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
3. The simple or compound lens on a microscope that is used to supply the illumination necessary for visibility of the specimen under observation.
4. Synonym(s): capacitor

condenser

/con·den·ser/ (kon-den´ser)
1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
3. an apparatus for concentrating energy or matter.
4. a dental instrument used to pack plastic filling material into the prepared cavity of a tooth.

condenser

an instrument for compacting dental restorative material into a prepared tooth cavity. It has a working end, or nib, with a flat or serrated face.

con·dens·er

(kŏn-den'sĕr)
1. An apparatus for cooling a gas to a liquid or a liquid to a solid.
2. dentistry A manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a prepared tooth cavity; variation in size and shape permit conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
3. The simple or compound lens on a microscope that is used to supply sufficient illumination necessary to view the specimen under observation.
4. Synonym(s): capacitor.

condenser

1. A device in which gas is cooled to a liquid.
2. An optical device that concentrates light on an object to be examined by microscopy.
3. A dental instrument for compressing filling material into a prepared tooth cavity.

condenser (kn·denˑ·ser),

n a component of distillation apparatus that cools the vapor produced by heating a substance and returns it to liquid.

condenser 

An optical system with a large aperture and small focal length used in microscopes and projectors in order to concentrate as much light as possible onto an object. Syn. condensing lens.

con·dens·er

(kŏn-den'sĕr)
In dentistry, a manual or powered instrument used for packing a plastic or unset material into a cavity of a tooth; variation in sizes and shapes allows conformation of the mass to the cavity outline.
Synonym(s): endodontic plugger, root canal plugger (2) .

condenser (kənden´sur),

n (formerly called
plugger), an instrument or device used to compact or condense a restorative material into a prepared cavity. Its working end is called the
nib, or
point; the end of the nib is termed the
face. The face may be smooth or serrated.
condenser, amalgam (amalgam plugger),
n an instrument used to condense plastic amalgam.
condenser, automatic,
n See condenser, mechanical.
condenser, back-action,
n a condenser with the shank bent into a U shape so that the condensing force is a pulling motion rather than the usual pushing force.
condenser, bayonet,
n a condenser in which the offset of the nib and the approximately right-angled bends in the shank permit a better line of force for condensation of direct filling gold. There are many variations in angles, length, and diameter of the nib.
condenser, electromallet (McShirley's electromallet),
n an electromechanical device for compacting direct filling gold. Frequency of blows may be varied from 200 to 3600 strokes/min; the intensity of the blow is controlled electronically.
condenser, foil,
n a condenser used to compact direct-filling gold.
condenser, foot,
n a foil condenser with the nib shaped like a foot.
condenser, hand,
n an instrument that compacts material, the force being applied by the muscular effort of the clinician with or without supplementary force from a mallet in the hand of the assistant.
condenser, Hollenback,
n.pr See condenser, pneumatic.
condenser, long-handled foil,
n a hand condenser of varied design for compacting gold foil.
condenser, mechanical,
n (automatic mallet), a device to supply an automatically controlled blow for condensing restorative material. It may be spring activated, pneumatic, or electronically controlled.
condenser, parallelogram
n a condenser the face of which is shaped like a rectangle or parallelogram.
condenser, pneumatic (Hollenback condenser)
n a pneumatic mechanical device developed by George M. Hollenback to supply a compacting force. The force is delivered by controlled pneumatic pressure. Blows are variable in intensity, with speed variable up to 300 strokes/min.
condenser point,
condenser, round,
n a condenser the face of which has a circular outline.
condenser, stepping,
n the orderly movement of a condenser point over the surface of gold foil or amalgam during its placement and compaction.

condenser

1. a vessel or apparatus for condensing gases or vapors.
2. a device for illuminating microscopic objects.
3. a device for boosting the voltage in an electrical circuit.

condenser discharge unit
used to generate high voltages needed for diagnostic x-rays using standard 110/220 volt input. An advantage for mobile units. It discharges over a short period, which helps prevent movement blur.
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