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Arthrometer

Arthrometer --> goniometer

1. An instrument for measuring angles.

2. An appliance for the static test of labyrinthine disease, which 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 loses balance is noted.

3. A calibrated device designed to measure the arc or range of motion of a joint.

Synonym: arthrometer, fleximeter, pronometer.

Origin: g. Gonia, angle, _ metron, measure


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