An instrument to measure the blood pressure in the retinal vessels. [ophthalmo- + G. dynamis, power, + metron, measure]
- Bailliart o. an instrument used to measure the blood pressure of the central retinal artery; of value in diagnosing occlusion of the proximal carotid artery.
- suction o. an o. with a suction disk that increases ocular pressure during ophthalmoscopic observation of the retinal artery.

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oph·thal·mo·dy·na·mom·e·ter (of-thal″mo-di″nə-momґə-tər) [ophthalmo- + dynamo- + -meter] 1. an instrument for measuring the retinal arterial pressure. 2. an instrument for determining the near point of convergence.

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  • ophthalmodynamometer — /of thal moh duy neuh mom i teuhr, din euh , op /, n. 1. a device for measuring the blood pressure of the retinal blood vessels. 2. a device for determining the nearest point of ocular convergence. [OPHTHALMO + DYNAMOMETER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ophthalmodynamometer — Oph|thalmo|dynamo|me̱ter [↑ophthalmo..., gr. δυναμις = Kraft u. ↑...meter] s; s, : Apparat zur Messung des Druckes in den Netzhautarterien …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Ophthalmodynamometer — Oph|thal|mo|dy|na|mo|me|ter das; s, : Gerät zur Messung des Druckes in den Netzhautarterien (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • ophthalmodynamometer — n. device for measuring blood pressure in blood vessels of the retina of the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ophthalmodynamometer — “+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ophthalm + dynamometer; probably originally formed as French ophthalmodynamomètre : an instrument used to determine the nearest point to which the two eyes can be made to converge * * * /of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ODM — ophthalmodynamometer, ophthalmodynamometry …   Medical dictionary

  • ODM — • ophthalmodynamometer, ophthalmodynamometry …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • ophthalmodynamometry — The measurement of blood pressure in the retinal vessels by means of an ophthalmodynamometer. [ophthalmo + G. dynamis, power, + metron, measure] * * * oph·thal·mo·dy·na·mom·e·try äf .thal mō .dī nə mäm ə trē, äp n, pl trie …   Medical dictionary

  • Bailliart — Paul, French ophthalmologist, 1877–1969. See B. ophthalmodynamometer …   Medical dictionary

  • goggle — 1. A screen cover for the eye. 2. A type of spectacle with auxiliary shields for protecting the eyes. [M.E. gogelen, to squint] plethysmographic g. a specially designed g. to serve as an ophthalmodynamometer while permitting subjective visual and …   Medical dictionary

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