American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon. Also called coloscope.
- n. an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
“The colonoscope is an endoscope, as instruments to examine the body's interior are known.”
“During a colonoscopy, a flexible tube called the colonoscope is used to view the entire inner lining of the colon and the rectum.”
“A gastroenterologist or surgeon inserts a long flexible tube called a colonoscope into your rectum and guides it into the colon.”
“Colonoscopy - the doctor uses a colonoscope, which is much longer than a sigmoidoscope.”
“A colonoscope is a long, flexible and slender tube which is attached to a video camera and monitor.”
“The colonoscope bears a striking resemblance to the machines that rule the future.”
“From his side of the consulting room (as he explained to the registration board), Norman found he could effectively gauge the seriousness and level of genuine insight among his patients merely by producing a colonoscope.”
“One of three from 2006 to get the colonoscope from Best Picture consideration.”
“Cancer death in this part of the colon has already been shown to be prevented similarly by a procedure called a flexible sigmoidoscopy, an easier, less invasive, and less costly procedure that uses a shorter tube than a colonoscope.”
“Er, given that my two largest payers are currently compensating me at only 95% and 88% of Medicare, all I can say is take this contract and shove it where not even the colonoscope shines. posted by #1 Dinosaur @ 5:58 AM”
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