meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre
Rapid and brusque movements are made with more force than necessary.2. The inability, in the performance of a movement, to judge direction and distance, seen particularly when the patient attempts to touch his nose or the examiner’s finger with his finger, or his knee with his heel.
The movement, while generally in the right direction, either veers to the side of the target or overshoots (hypermetria).
2. An instrument used to measure positions of flexion (the bending of an arm, leg, or other joint) and the extension of a hinge joint.
2. A measurement which tests the degree of the sense of taste by applying a direct electrical current to various points on the tongue.
An anode or electrode to which a major flow of electrons takes place and that is applied to different points on the protruded tongue and the electric current necessary to produce an acid taste is measured and recorded.
2. An electronic instrument that is used to gauge the pressure of liquids or gases or which is used for measuring the pressure of gases or liquids by electronic methods.
2. An instrument for detecting or determining the magnitude of a potential difference or charge by the electrostatic forces between charged bodies.
3. A fundamental instrument in which potential is measured by the attraction between two oppositely charged disks.
4. An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity; also, sometimes, and less properly, applied to an instrument that indicates the presence of electricity; also called an electroscope.
5. An instrument used to determine fluctuations in electrostatic potential difference between charged electrodes due to radiation.
2. In medicine, an instrument which can record changes in the electrical potentials of uterine muscles.