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gastroscope

 [gas´tro-skōp]
an endoscope especially designed for passage into the stomach to permit examination of its interior. The gastroscope is a hollow, cylindrical tube fitted with special lenses and lights. The newer types of gastroscope are made of glass fiber (fiberscope) which is more flexible. Each glass fiber reflects light and creates a mirror effect, making it possible to “go around corners,” and facilitating visualization of the curvature of the stomach.

gas·tro·scope

(gas'trō-skōp),
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the stomach.
[gastro- + G. skopēo, to examine]

gastroscope

/gas·tro·scope/ (gas´tro-skōp) an endoscope for inspecting the interior of the stomach.gastroscop´ic

gastroscope

(găs′trə-skōp′)
n.
An endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and used for examining the interior of the stomach.

gas′tro·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
gas·tros′co·pist (gă-strŏs′kə-pĭst) n.
gas·tros′co·py (-kə-pē) n.

gastroscope

[gas′trōskōp′]
Etymology: Gk, gaster + skopein, to look
a fiberoptic instrument for examining the interior of the stomach. See also fiberoptics. -gastroscopic, adj.

gastroscope

A fibre-optic endoscope used to examine the mucosal surface of the stomach, which typically has the instruments necessary to obtain biopsies.

gastroscope

GI disease A thin, flexible endoscope inserted by the mouth through the esophagus to examine the stomach and, if warranted, obtain biopsy material

gas·tro·scope

(gas'trō-skōp)
An endoscope for inspecting the inner surface of the stomach.
[gastro- + G. skopēo, to examine]

gastroscope

An illuminating and viewing instrument for examining the inside of the stomach. An ENDOSCOPE used for the stomach. See also GASTROSCOPY.

gas·tro·scope

(gas'trō-skōp)
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the stomach.
[gastro- + G. skopēo, to examine]

gastroscope

an endoscope especially designed for passage into the stomach to permit examination of its interior. The gastroscope is a hollow, cylindrical tube fitted with special lenses and lights. The newer types of gastroscope are made of glass fiber (fiberscope) which is more flexible. Each glass fiber reflects light and creates a mirror effect, making it possible to 'go around corners', and facilitating visualization of the curvature of the stomach.
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