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endoscope

Syllabification: en·do·scope
Pronunciation: /ˈendəˌskōp
 
/

Definition of endoscope in English:

noun

Medicine
An instrument that can be introduced into the body to give a view of its internal parts.
Example sentences
  • If an object appears clear when viewed through the endoscope, the endoscope is deemed satisfactory.
  • There seems to be an unavoidable degree of trauma to both sites despite the surgeon using an endoscope.
  • Pain is minimal with this procedure due to the size of the endoscopes and instruments that are used.

Derivatives

endoscopic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌendəˈskäpik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Other treatments include endoscopic laser therapy for unresectable obstruction or bleeding lesions.
  • Four patients had abnormal endoscopic findings including ulcerated lesions and thickening of gastric folds.
  • Inadequate treatment will inevitably lead to higher referral rates for endoscopic examination.

endoscopically

2
Pronunciation: /ˌendəˈskäpik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Most patients do not have endoscopically visible lesions, and symptoms are the main consideration.
  • Because he was a very active athlete, we performed the surgery using a minimally invasive spinal endoscopically assisted technique with cannulated screws.
  • Cutting the tube at skin level or endoscopically may lead to complications including intestinal obstruction and should be avoided.

endoscopist

3
Pronunciation: /enˈdäskəpist/
noun
Example sentences
  • The technically easier procedures such as diagnostic gastroscopy were done by nurse endoscopists or other endoscopists with appropriate skill levels.
  • The anesthesiologist must therefore hold ventilation for several seconds while the endoscopist uses suction to remove the excess oxygen.
  • Colonoscopy is safe and accurate when performed by a fully-trained endoscopist.

endoscopy

4
Pronunciation: /enˈdäskəpē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Nurses are taking over tasks from junior doctors administering intravenous drugs, doing endoscopies, preoperative assessment, and some prescribing.
  • He was admitted to a local hospital and underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
  • One of the main reasons for performing endoscopy in patients with this problem is to detect underlying ulcer disease.

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