electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy

electrohydraulic shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL),

destruction of calculi (urinary tract or other) by fragmentation using shock waves sent transcutaneously via ultrasound transducers.
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e·lec·tro·hy·drau·lic shock wave lith·o·trip·sy

(ESWL) (ĕ-lek'trō-hī-drawl'ik shok wāv lith'ō-trip-sē)
Destruction of calculi (urinary tract or other) by fragmentation using shock waves sent transcutaneously.
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