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in·stru·ment

(in'strū-ment),
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]

instrument

/in·stru·ment/ (in´strdbobr-ment) any tool, appliance, or apparatus.

instrument

[in′strəmənt]
Etymology: L, instrumentum, tool
a surgical tool or device designed to perform a specific function, such as cutting, dissecting, grasping, holding, retracting, or suturing. Surgical instruments are usually made of steel and are specially treated to be durable, heat-resistant, rust-resistant, and stain-proof. Some kinds of instruments are clamp, needle holder, retractor, and speculum.

instrument

A tool—e.g., questionnaire, diary—used in a clinical trial to capture data, as well as the information and documentation that supports the data’s use.

Instruments include clearly defined methods and instructions for administration and responses to queries, a standard format for data collection and well-documented methods for scoring, analysing and interpreting results.

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]

instrument

1. A means by which something is done. An agency used to accomplish some purpose.
2. A surgical instrument.
3. A displaying or recording device.

in·stru·ment

(in'strŭ-mĕnt)
A tool or implement.
[L. instrumentum]

instrument

a delicate tool.

instrument milk
an emulsion used as an instrument lubricant.
instrument ties
ties for knots in sutures made with instruments.

Patient discussion about instrument

Q. How do i know what essential tools/instruments i need to buy for my baby?

A. we bought a lot of crap when out first born came along. most of it was really not useful and we could easily do without. form what i remember, we should have bought maybe second hand crib and not a new one, all this miniature outfits were really expendable. the baby grows VERY fast. all kind of shoes- until the day he start walking, it's just a waste of time.

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