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goniometer

 [go″ne-om´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring angles; the instrument used in goniometry.
Two examples of universal goniometers commonly used by the clinician. From Kottke and Lehmann, 1990.
finger goniometer one for measuring the limits of flexion and extension of the joints between the phalanges of the fingers.

go·ni·om·e·ter

(gō'nē-om'ĕ-tĕr),
1. An instrument for measuring angles.
2. An applicance for the assessment of labyrinthine disease. It consists of an adjustable surface on which the patient reclines. As the surface is gradually tilted, the angle at which the patient experiences loss of balance is noted.
3. A calibrated device designed to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint. Synonym(s): arthrometer, fleximeter, pronometer
4. Device used to measure the amount of head turn in strabismus or nystagmus.
[G. gōnia, angle, + metron, measure]

goniometer

/go·ni·om·e·ter/ (go″ne-om´ĕ-ter)
1. an instrument for measuring angles.
2. a plank that can be tilted at one end to any height, used in testing for labyrinthine disease.

finger goniometer  one for measuring the limits of flexion and extension of the interphalangeal joints of the fingers.

goniometer

[gon′ē·om′ətər]
an instrument used to measure angles, particularly range-of-motion angles of a joint.
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Goniometer

go·ni·om·e·ter

(gō'nē-om'ĕ-tĕr)
1. An instrument for measuring joint angles.
2. An appliance used in the static test of labyrinthine disease. It consists of a plank, one end of which may be raised to any desired height; as one end of the plank is gradually raised, the point at which a patient reclining on the plank loses balance is noted.
3. A calibrated device used to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint.
Synonym(s): arthrometer, flexometer.
[G. gōnia, angle, + metron, measure]

goniometer

(go?ne-om'et-er) [Gr. gonia, angle + -meter]
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GONIOMETER: These goniometers are measuring a patient's elbow at extension and flexion
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GONIOMETER: These goniometers are measuring a patient's elbow at extension and flexion
An instrument to measure joint movements and angles. Various sizes and types of goniometers are available, including finger goniometers, bubble goniometers, gravity goniometers, and recording electrogoniometers. Synonym: arthrometer See: illustration

bubble goniometer

Inclinometer (2).

goniometer

an instrument for measuring angles; the instrument used in goniometry.
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