manometry

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manometry

 [mah-nom´ĕ-trē]
the measurement of pressure by means of a manometer.
esophageal manometry a diagnostic study to assess the competence of the lower esophageal sphincter. A catheter sheathed with a water-filled balloon is inserted nasally and advanced into the esophagus; a series of measurements reflecting esophageal resting pressures are taken as the catheters are moved.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·nom·e·try

(mă-nom'ĕ-trē), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation monometry.
Measurement of the pressure of gases or fluids by means of a manometer.
Synonym(s): manoscopy
[see manometer]
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manometry

The recording of pressure in an inelastic liquid or gas. Manometry is the standard for the diagnosis of motor disorders of the body of the oesophagus and lower sphincter; it allows intraluminal evaluation of pressure based on perstaltic performance, contraction wave configuration and the sphincter’s basal pressure and relaxation.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

manometry

The recording of pressure in an inelastic liquid or gas; manometry is the standard for the diagnosis of motor disorders of the body of the esophagus and lower sphincter, and allows intraluminal evaluation of pressure based on perstaltic performance, contraction wave configuration, and the sphincter's basal pressure and relaxation
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ma·nom·e·try

(mă-nom'ĕ-trē)
Measurement of the pressure of gases by means of a manometer.
See: manometer
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Manometry

A balloon study of internal anal sphincter pressure and relaxation.
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