Definition of gastroscope in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡastrəskəʊp/


An optical instrument used for inspecting the interior of the stomach.
Example sentences
  • Similarly, at the upper end of the alimentary tract, rigid instruments were used for the examination of the oesophagus and for the stomach, the earliest gastroscopes were introduced in Germany during the 1930s.
  • When viewed with a gastroscope (a telescope that doctors use to examine the stomach) they look a little like mouth ulcers.
  • The diagnosis of Whipple's disease in two patients who were negative for the disease by biopsy three years before suggested that the disease may be transmitted by gastroscopes.



Example sentences
  • Radical subtotal gastrectomy was performed, based on the pathologic diagnosis of spindle cell sarcoma from gastroscopic biopsy specimens.
  • In addition, any who is older than 40 and suffers from stomach aches often should be given a gastroscopic examination.
  • While he was waiting for a gastroscopic examination, he was told to take a Type-B Ultrasound examination first.


Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstrɒskəpi/
Example sentences
  • Current applications of virtual reality in preoperative diagnostics include gastroscopy, bronchoscopy, and colonoscopy.
  • To determine the source of gastrointestinal bleeding he underwent gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and barium studies on 26 and 28 March and 1 April, respectively.
  • Peptic ulcers may also be diagnosed by a procedure called a gastroscopy (or upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy).

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