Definition of pneumoencephalography in English:

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pneumoencephalography

Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞omōinˌsefəˈläɡrəfē/

noun

Medicine
A radiographic technique (now largely superseded) for examining the brain. It involved displacing the cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain by air or oxygen, which served as a contrast medium.
Example sentences
  • Pneumoencephalography has proved so useful in the investigation of disease of central nervous system that it is now widely practised.
  • Pneumoencephalography was performed extensively throughout the late 20th century, but it was extremely painful and, as researchers would later discover, very dangerous

Derivatives

pneumoencephalogram

Pronunciation: /-enˈsefələˌɡram/
noun
Example sentences
  • We then did a pneumoencephalogram to study air and fluid flow in the ventricular system.

pneumoencephalographic

Pronunciation: /ˌsefələˈɡrafik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In the case of pneumoencephalographic examination, X-ray exposures are made with the patient in six basic positions

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pneu·mo·en·ceph·a·log·ra·phy

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