Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, an examination of the abdomen in order to detect disease.
- n. Inspection of the mucous membrane of the stomach by means of a gastroscope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Examination of the abdomen or stomach, as with the gastroscope.
- n. visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus
“Symptoms similar to those of a gastric ulcer, and a gastroscopy discovers an ugly running sore and a suspected tumor, later identified under a microscope.”
“When he was a year old, they found a female doctor in Philadelphia who was a pioneer in pediatric gastroscopy.”
“I was in hospital this morning for a gastroscopy - nothing too worrying, just one of those camera and light thingies they put down your throat to make sure everything's in one piece.”
“So they decided to forego the gastroscopy and open him up to see what was going on.”
“Robin Warren, in his professional role as a clinical pathologist, observed spiral-shaped bacteria in tissue specimens from the stomachs of many patients who had undergone gastroscopy.”
“SHA'ATH: Well, we know that he was subjected to a lot of sedation in order to conduct investigations, like colonoscopy and gastroscopy and so on, and these required that he be sedated.”
“These should be removed by gastroscopy when such decision is made.”
“_Lens-system ballooning gastroscopy_ may possibly afford additional information after all possible data from open-tube gastroscopy has been obtained.”
“-- For esophagoscopy and gastroscopy, if general anesthesia is desired, ether may be started by the usual method and continued by dropping upon folded gauze laid over the mouth after the tube is introduced.”
“The first effect is vomiting which gives an empty stomach for esophagoscopy and gastroscopy.”
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