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counter

 [kown´ter]
an instrument or apparatus by which numerical value is computed; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.
Coulter counter an automated instrument for performing blood counts, based on the principle that cells are poor electrical conductors compared with saline solution.
Geiger counter (Geiger-Müller counter) a radiation counter using a gas-filled tube that indicates the presence of ionizing particles. It is very sensitive to β particles but relatively insensitive to γ and x-rays.
scintillation counter a device for detecting ionization events, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance.

count·er

(kown'ter),
A device that counts, usually scintillations.

counter

/coun·ter/ (koun´ter) an instrument to compute numerical value; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.
Coulter counter  an automatic instrument used in enumeration of formed elements in the peripheral blood.
Geiger counter , Geiger-Müller counter an amplifying device that indicates the presence of ionizing particles, particularly β particles.
scintillation counter  a device for detecting ionization events, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance.

counter

A device which quantifies electromagnetic or particular signals from a source.

count·er

(kown'tĕr)
A device that counts.

counter,

n a device for enumerating ionizing events.
counter, Geiger-Muller (G-M counter, Geiger counter),
n.pr a highly sensitive gas-filled device that measures radiation.
counter, proportional,
n a gas-filled radiation detection tube in which the pulse produced is proportional to the number of ions formed in the gas by the primary ionizing particle.
counter, scintillation
n a combination of phosphor, photomultiplier tube, and associated circuits for counting the light emissions that are produced in the phosphor.

counter

an instrument or apparatus by which numerical value is computed; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.

Coulter counter
Geiger counter, Geiger-Müller counter
a radiation counter using a gas-filled tube that indicates the presence of ionizing particles.
scintillation counter
a device for detecting beta and gamma rays, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance. It is more important for gamma rays, which are poorly measured by a Geiger counter.

Patient discussion about counter

Q. question about frobmyagia what meds can i take over the counter i can take for the pain sometimes its hard to tell the chest pain from the fromyagia pain. i hurt so bad.

A. Except for drugs, other things you can try include aerobic exercise as well as strength exercise, salt bath or biofeedback, although these have less evidence for their effectiveness. Of course, before you start any exercise program, consult your doctor first so you could make it right.

You can read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html and here: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/pain/treatment/061.printerview.html

Take care!

Q. Does anyone know an over the counter alternative to Lovaza, omega-3 acid ethyl esters? too expensive at Dr

A. there are all sort of companies that sell Omega-3, i buy from a company named Alsepa, but there are dozens of companies. but don't be tempted to buy a very cheap one, because they can be less purified.

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He put one hand on the counter, vaulted over as easily as an acrobat and towered above the priest, putting one tremendous hand upon his collar.
At the end of each ten weeks with the extra capital thus accumulated, he purchased one gentleman's evening from the bargain counter of stingy old Father Time.
Through the window of the warehouse we saw, lying on the counter or showboard, which was just before it, five pieces of silks, besides other stuffs, and though it was almost dark, yet the people, being busy in the fore-shop with customers, had not had time to shut up those windows, or else had forgot it.
Sommers after that did not move in the direction of the bargain counter.
The counter, shelves, and floor had all been scoured, and the latter was overstrewn with fresh blue sand.
Other company were there: two playing cards, two playing dominoes, three standing by the counter lengthening out a short supply of wine.
There was an envelope lying on the counter, and a policeman writing in a note-book!
Even at this first en- counter, this first glimpse, I was overcome with disgust and dread.
They went into the town and asked for two glasses of liqueur, at the counter -- as their friends must have done before them.
The drawer was never opened, it is true, but that next it was in constant use, and certain crevices beneath the counter enabled us to see a little, and to hear more, of what passed in the magazin.
This man, seated upon a stool, scarcely showed his head above the counter that sheltered him.
There was a long counter to the left of him, with drawers and miscellaneous commodities ranged behind it, a number of chairs, several tables, and two spittoons to the right, various barrels, cheeses, and bacon up the vista, and beyond, a large archway leading to more space.