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colonoscope

 [ko-lon´o-skōp]
an elongated flexible fiberoptic endoscope which permits visual examination of the entire colon.
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co·lon·o·scope

(kō-lon'ō-skōp),
A long, flexible fiberoptic endoscope.
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colonoscope

(kō-lŏn′ə-skōp′, kə-)
n.
A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon. Also called coloscope.
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colonoscope

GI disease A flexible lighted fiberoptic endoscope inserted per rectum to perform colonoscopy, which is equipped with optics to allow the examiner to see and photograph the mucosa, and channels for obtaining a biopsy, or to spritz air through the colonoscope to improve visualization. See Colonoscopy. Cf Virtual colonoscopy.
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co·lon·o·scope

(kō-lon'ŏ-skōp)
An elongated endoscope, usually fiberoptic, used to examine the colon.
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Colonoscope

A thin, flexible, hollow, lighted tube that in inserted through the rectum into the colon to enable the doctor to view the entire lining of the colon.
Mentioned in: Colonoscopy
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The device is attached to the tip of the colonoscope at the beginning of the procedure, and can be used during both the insertion and withdrawal phases.
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In the current study, doctors delivered room temperature water via pedal pump and a tube connected to the base of the colonoscope, with its air feature turned off.
They put new high-definition white light colonoscopes in three rooms for routine colonoscopies and randomized patients and physicians to one of these rooms or one of three rooms with standard-definition equipment.
Media reports revealed in late March that 200 patients were offered free HIV and hepatitis screening at a suburban Pittsburgh hospital after it was discovered that auxiliary channels in colonoscopes were not properly disinfected for 4 months.
Further, the evidence TSO3 has provided to the FDA confirms that the Sterizone VP4 Sterilizer can sterilise multi-channeled flexible endoscopes (with a maximum of four channels) having internal lumens of >= 1.45 mm in inner diameter and <= 3,500 mm in overall length, and >= 1.2 mm in inner diameter and <= 1,955 mm in overall length, which are commonly found in video colonoscopes and gastroscopes.
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