Definition of extracorporeal in English:


Line breaks: extra|cor¦por¦eal
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkstrəkɔːˈpɔːrɪəl


chiefly Surgery
  • 1Situated or occurring outside the body: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
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    • 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.
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    • 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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