In ophthalmology, an instrument consisting of a microscope combined with a rectangular light source that can be narrowed into a slit. SYN: biomicroscope, Gullstrand s..
- Gullstrand s. SYN: s..

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lens — The transparent structure inside the eye that focuses light rays onto the retina (the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye, senses light and creates impulses that go through the optic nerve to the brain). The lens was named after the lentil …   Medical dictionary

  • Onchocerciasis — River blindness, a disease caused by a parasitic worm (Onchocerca volvulus) which is transmitted to persons by biting blackflies (buffalo gnats) that breed in fast flowing rivers. The adult worms can live for up to 15 years in nodules beneath the …   Medical dictionary

  • biomicroscope — SYN: slitlamp. * * * bio·mi·cro·scope .bī ō mī krə .skōp n a low power binocular microscope placed horizontally and used with a slit lamp for detailed examination of the anterior part of the eye * * * bio·mi·cro·scope (bi″o miґkrə… …   Medical dictionary

  • biomicroscopy — 1. Microscopic examination of living tissue in the body. 2. Examination of the cornea, aqueous humor, lens, vitreous humor, and retina by use of a …   Medical dictionary

  • tonometer — 1. An instrument for determining pressure or tension, especially an instrument for determining ocular tension. 2. A vessel for equilibrating a liquid ( e.g., blood) with a gas, usually at a controlled temperature; originally so named because it… …   Medical dictionary

  • zone — A segment; any encircling or beltlike structure, either external or internal, longitudinal or transverse. SEE ALSO: area, band, region, space, spot. SYN: zona (1) [TA]. [L. zona] …   Medical dictionary

  • Manuel Uribe y Troncoso — Nacimiento 17 de junio de 1867 Toluca, Estado de México Fallecimiento 21 de enero de 1959 Nueva York, Estados Unidos Residencia México y …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”