American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated or occurring outside the body.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated, existing, or occurring outside of the body: specifically applied to stages of a parasite occurring elsewhere than in a host.
- adj. Outside the body
- extra- + corporeal (Wiktionary)
“The Company has developed the world's first and only proprietary platform, FDA-cleared and CE-Marked TandemHeart®-which provides a short-term extracorporeal circulatory support system for both cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.”
“These processes, including the use of the heart-lung machine and renal dialysis, require the blood to be circulated through tubing outside the body and are hence known as extracorporeal circulation (EC) and have provided critical life support for millions of patients.”
“In Australia and New Zealand, doctors used a treatment called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, in which they extracted blood from each patient and passed it through a machine that adds oxygen.”
“NHS Ayrshire and Arran's specialist intensive care team recommended that the pregnant Scot received a highly-specialised procedure known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation”
“She was admitted to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock last week where she was put on a ventilator because of an extreme reaction to the H1N1 virus, and is now undergoing a highly-specialised procedure known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).”
“An additional 133 flu patients received mechanical ventilation, but not the lung-bypass procedure known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO.”
“What's more, one in 10 of those critically ill patients needed their blood pumped through an artificial lung, a procedure known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, that only one hospital in New Zealand offers.”
“But then complications developed, and doctors diagnosed him with life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome and said he required a procedure called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO, which Scott & White personnel weren't trained to perform on patients in Nicholas 'age group, the letter said.”
“The authors looked at the effectiveness of three minimally invasive procedures: the older treatment, called extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL); the ultrasound procedure, or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL); and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), which uses a fiber-optic endoscope.”
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