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bronchoscope

 [brong´ko-skōp]
an endoscope especially designed for passage through the trachea to permit inspection of the interior of the tracheobronchial tree and carrying out of endobronchial diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers, such as taking specimens for culture and biopsy and removing foreign bodies. adj., adj bronchoscop´ic.
fiberoptic bronchoscope bronchofiberscope.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bron·cho·scope

(brong'kō-skōp),
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the tracheobronchial tree, either for diagnostic purposes (including biopsy) or for the removal of foreign bodies. There are two types: flexible and rigid.
Synonym(s): bronchofiberscope
[broncho- + G. skopeō, to view]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bronchoscope

(brŏng′kə-skōp′)
n.
A slender tubular instrument with a small light on the end for inspection of the interior of the bronchi.

bron′cho·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
bron·chos′co·pist (brŏn-kŏs′kə-pĭst, brŏng-) n.
bron·chos′co·py (-kə-pē) n.
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bronchoscope

A thin, flexible, lighted endoscope used to examine the upper airways, vocal cords and tracheobronchial tree to the 4th to 6th division, obtain diagnostic material (i.e., biopsies, brushings, washings), and instil medicine and mechanics for easy guidance through the tree. Bronchoscopes may have a halogen or xenon light source, a 2–2.5 mm channel.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bronchoscope

Pulmonology A thin, flexible, lighted endoscope used to examine the upper airways, vocal cords, and tracheobronchial tree to the 4th to 6th division, obtain diagnostic material, ie biopsies, brushings, washings, and instill medicine, and mechanics for easy guidance through the tree. See Bronchoscopy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bron·cho·scope

(brong'kō-skōp)
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the tracheobronchial tree.
[broncho- + G. skopeō, to view]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Bronchoscope

A lighted, flexible tube inserted into the windpipe to view the bronchi or withdraw fluid samples for testing. Bronchoscopy with a protected brush can be used in the diagnosis of lung abscess in severely ill patients.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

bron·cho·scope

(brong'kō-skōp)
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the tracheobronchial tree.
[broncho- + G. skopeō, to view]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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