oscillometer


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oscillometer

 [os″ĭ-lom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring oscillations.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

os·cil·lom·e·ter

(os'i-lom'ĕ-tĕr),
An apparatus for measuring oscillations of any kind, especially those of the bloodstream in sphygmometry.
See also: sphygmooscillometer.
[L. oscillo, to swing, + G. metron, measure]
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os·cil·lom·e·ter

(os'i-lom'ĕ-tĕr)
An apparatus for measuring oscillations of any kind, especially those of the bloodstream.
[L. oscillo, to swing, + G. metron, measure]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In the impulse oscillometer, the impedance (Z) used in the measurement is the sum of the forces required to form a pressure wave along the respiratory tract.
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Pachon produced a simple and practical modification of von Bernd's oscillometer in an airtight box with a glass window.
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