nephelometer


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nephelometer

 [nef″ĕ-lom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the concentration of substances in suspension by the amount of light that is scattered by the suspended particles.

neph·e·lom·e·ter

(nef'ĕ-lom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument used in nephelometry.
[G. nephelē, cloud, + metron, measure]

nephelometer

/neph·e·lom·e·ter/ (nef″il-om´it-er) an instrument for measuring the concentration of substances in suspension by means of light scattering by the suspended particles.

nephelometer

[nef′əlom′ətər]
Etymology: Gk, nephele, cloud, metron, measure
a photometric apparatus used to determine the concentration of solids suspended in a liquid or a gas, such as the number of bacteria in a specimen. See also nephelometry.

nephelometer

an instrument for measuring the concentration of substances in suspension by the amount of light that is scattered by the suspended particles.
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Nephelometers detect particles, then measure light scattering by the particle, and using assumptions about optical properties and density, assign a size to each particle to produce a mass concentration estimate--not a mass measurement.
Sternberg JC, A rate nephelometer for measuring specific proteins by immunoprecipitation reactions, Clin.
Also known as a turbidimeter, the nephelometer is an opto-electronic instrument that determines the turbidity of a liquid, or the quantity of suspended particles in a liquid.
Because blood contamination during perilymph sampling cannot be completely avoided, total IgG and albumin were measured with a nephelometer.
Equal to or less than 5 nephelometer turbidity units (NTUs),
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Biochemical study: Blood samples were obtained under fasting conditions, and transferrin, prealbumin, fibronectin and retinol-binding protein were measured with a nephelometer 100 (Behringwerke AG Diagnostica, Marburg, Germany).
furnishes a portable kit that uses a portable, hand-held and battery-powered spectrophotometer that converts to a nephelometer for turbidity measurement and a DPD (N, N-diethyl-p-phenylene-diamine) chlorine residual analyzer.
Even in 1937 in Davis and Blake's classic "Chemistry and Technology of Rubber" the only analytical instruments mentioned were a pH meter, nephelometer and a specific gravity balance.
Lease of nephelometer and acquisition of necessary reagents to respond to the activity of serum protein quantification.