aggregometer

noun
ag·gre·gom·e·ter | \ ˌa-gri-ˈgä-mə-tər \
plural aggregometers

Definition of aggregometer 

medical

: an instrument for measuring the aggregation of platelets in a sample of blood Finally, a clinically easy-to-use and accurate bedside platelet aggregometer may help deliver optimal antiplatelet therapy to our patients. —Steven P. Schulman, Journal of the American Medical Association, 20 Oct. 2004

Note: An aggregometer records the changes in the relative intensities of light passing through a sample of blood when it is treated with an agent (such as ADP or collagen) that acts to aggregate platelets.

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aggregometry \ˌa-gri-ˈgä-mə-trē \ noun
The standard test of how readily platelets clump is called aggregometry. It is usually performed in a specialized laboratory and can take two to three hours. —Andrew Pollack, New York Times, 20 July 2004

First Known Use of aggregometer

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aggregometer

aggreg(ation) + -o- + -meter

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