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an instrument that measures the amount of work performed during muscular activity; see also dynamometer.
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An instrument for measuring the degree of muscular power.
Synonym(s): ergometer
[dynamo- + G. metron, measure]
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An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.

er′go·met′ric (ûr′gə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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1. Synonym(s): dynamometer.
2. An indoor rower or pedal device used to exercise the arms and legs.
[ergo- + G. metron, measure]
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Results of the current study showed that ergometric training did not alter the risk for preterm delivery.
After the participant was seated on the ergometer (ergometric bicycle SHARP FIT, DOUBLE SIX-909), the handle bar was moved both horizontally and vertically to make it comfortable to the participant then the participants were encouraged to do cycling and the time was recorded.
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They will also participate in seminars, undergo ergometric tests and have the support of sport psychologists.
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Ergometric and metabolic adaptation to a 5-s sprint training programme.
Then they participated in progressive incremental, ergometric testing.
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In their study, twenty-three patients underwent comprehensive cardiovascular evaluations (ECG, Holter-monitoring, echocardiography, ergometric exercise test ana myocardial scintigraphy, ana, if abnormalities were found, coronary angiography) before ana during viaeo-EEG monitoring.