from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tubular instrument for visual examination of the sigmoid colon.
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- n. An instrument used for examining the sigmoid colon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of speculum used in examination of the sigmoid flexure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an endoscope (a flexible fiberoptic probe) for examining the sigmoid colon
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The doctor inserts a long, flexible, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope, or scope, into the anus and slowly guides it through the rectum and into the sigmoid colon.
A sigmoidoscope is a slender, lighted tube about the thickness of a finger.
At the Stanford University School of Medicine (a place, as it happens, where I once underwent an absolutely hilarious procedure with a sigmoidoscope), the grim-faced researchers showed 10 men and 10 women a sample of 70 black-and-white cartoons and got them to rate the gags on a "funniness scale."
Well, let me first explain what a sigmoidoscope is: a fiber-optic tubular instrument inserted through the anus for examining the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
The last patient was wheeled in ten minutes later, and Mr Gore-Symes, perched on a stool, applied his trained eye to the sigmoidoscope.
If you are in buena park and much foods in the bathroom organizers top toilet tank and there is everything in your drain, urinated taste pipes, plugged toilet, triggered truck - don't sigmoidoscope around with wider incorporated plumbers.
In a sigmoidoscopy, a sigmoidoscope is inserted through the anus and rectum and into the sigmoid colon.
It has no effect beyond the reach of the sigmoidoscope, but that is where two thirds of cancers occur.
* A sigmoidoscope transmits a video image from inside the colon to a computer screen.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy - the doctor uses a sigmoidoscope, a flexible, slender and lighted tube, to examine the patient's rectum and sigmoid (the sigmoid colon is the last of the colon, before the rectum).