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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


A device that counts, usually scintillations.
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A device which quantifies electromagnetic or particular signals from a source.
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A device that counts.
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The Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism: Appointed by the Commission on Human Rights in 2005, the Special Rapporteur addresses the role of promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism through country-specific work, including country visits, and in thematic reports submitted to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly.
Countering insurgencies is a major concern for regional governments, global coalitions and international security policy-makers alike.
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The problem with countering evil is that our religious prohibitions against committing it, and our secular prohibitions against discussing it, have left us bereft of any analytic foundation with which we can encounter it so as to counter it.
During the Cold War period, the United States had unilaterally fixed its economic and military sights on countering communist threats within the region.

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