from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and used for examining the interior of the stomach.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a form of endoscope used to view the inside of the stomach
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for viewing or examining the interior of the stomach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hollow tube provided with reflecting mirrors and an electric light, which is passed through the esophagus into the stomach in order to enable the operator to inspect the interior of that organ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a type of endoscope for visually examining the stomach
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The tool is called a gastroscope and because of this, patients may have been exposed to blood-borne viruses, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
Dr. Narinder Kapany invented fiber optics and designed a glass gastroscope which can be snaked down the throat for a detailed view of the stomach.
I actually haven't looked at how people are finding my site, but since I haven't as yet mentioned anything sexual, I don't think there will be anything too outlandish... though, who knows, I did write about that gastroscope being shoved down my throat!
GOLDBERG: Administrative Nurse Cindy Steckel says the nurse in question partially sterilized the gastroscope, but not completely.
I have visited many Chinese hospitals in the past 10 years, while consulting for pharmaceutical clients, when you enter any hospital in China, there is a price board (like the timetable in a train station, as in the picture, via Bingfeng), specifying how much each consultation cost, how much it costs for using gastroscope (imported gastroscope can charge a higher price tham domestic equipments), etc.
On August 25, district surgeon Dr Wendy Orr - now on the TRC's reparations and rehabilitation committee - diagnosed weight loss and transferred him to Livingstone Hospital where a gastroscope was performed.
The open-tube gastroscope may be closed with a window plug (Fig. 6) having a rubber diaphragm with a central perforation for forceps, when it is desired to inflate the stomach.
-- Relaxation by general anesthesia permits lateral displacement of the dome of the diaphragm along with the esophagus, and thus makes possible a wider range of motion of the distal end of the gastroscope.
-- The gastroscope is of the same construction as the esophagoscope, with the exception that it is made longer, in order to reach all parts of the stomach.
The method of introduction of the gastroscope through the esophagus is precisely the same as the introduction of the esophagoscope (q.v.).
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