Definition of extracorporeal in English:

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extracorporeal

Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəkôrˈpôrēəl/

adjective

chiefly Surgery
1Situated or occurring outside the body.
Example sentences
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with extracorporeal warming is the gold standard treatment for patients with profound hypothermia.
  • In one trial, inhaled nitric oxide reduced the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates without increasing neurodevelopmental, behavioral or medical abnormalities at two years of age.
  • An example of such a process was the United Kingdom extracorporeal membrane oxygenation collaborative trial in neonates.
1.1Denoting a technique of lithotripsy using shock waves generated externally.
Example sentences
  • Another method that may be applicable is the use of shock waves generated by extracorporeal lithotripters or lasers.
  • Renal calculi less than 2 cm in size can generally be treated with extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
  • The other so-called revolutionary treatment is extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, where gallstones are crushed by sound waves.

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Syllabification: ex·tra·cor·po·re·al

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