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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.


A device that counts, usually scintillations.


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


A device that counts.

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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.

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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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Travellers are also able to print out their boarding passes at the Bags To Go counter and check their flight status on specified plasma televisions located around the Harrah's property.
Any one explanation would greatly diminish the impact and the scope of the poem, and go counter to the poet's intention, which is to convey the scandal and mystery of madness and of the 'monstre innocent'.
Busy shoppers who couldn't stop for a full meal found could find sustenance at Blas's Food To Go counter, which featured a range of convenient snacks and drinks.
Conservative viewpoints go counter to the principles outlined in Humanist Manifesto III, a document signed in 2003 by leaders of every Humanist organization in the United States and most worldwide.
law which critics say would go counter to the WTO's free-trade goal has drawn criticism also from Australia and Canada.
Orpheus's dream of rebirth into a world of racial harmony, therefore, is reduced to "such empty paintings so that [he is] afraid of them." Often they go counter to his own beliefs, and they remain unsigned.
I conclude then with a postscript for Baptists: If there is anything quintessentially Baptist about the ministerial career of Fred Shuttlesworth, it was his willingness, and the willingness of his followers, to go counter to the culture around them.