Crosby capsule

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Cros·by cap·sule

an attachment to the end of a flexible tube, used for peroral biopsy of the small intestine, by which a piece of mucosa is sucked into an opening in the capsule and cut off.
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Crosby capsule

[William Holmes Crosby, Jr., U.S. physician, 1914–2005]
A device attached to a flexible tube that is introduced into the gastrointestinal tract per os. It is designed so that a sample of tissue may be obtained from the mucosal surface with which it is in contact. The capsule is then removed and the tissue examined for evidence of pathological changes.
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Crosby capsule

A spring-loaded device on the end of a fine tube that is swallowed and then triggered to obtain a sample of the lining of the JEJUNUM for microscopic examination for the diagnosis of malabsorption disorders. (William Holmes Crosby, American physician, B. 1914).
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William Holmes, Jr., U.S. physician, 1914–.
Crosby capsule - an attachment to the end of a flexible tube used for peroral biopsy of the small intestine.
Crosby syndrome - recessive trait causing hemolytic anemia.
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