aggregometer

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

Definition of aggregometer

plural aggregometers
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. SchulmanJournal of the American Medical Association20 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.

aggregometry

play \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 PollackNew York Times20 July 2004

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Origin and Etymology of aggregometer

aggreg(ation) +-o- +-meter


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