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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gas·tro·scope

(gas'trō-skōp),
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the stomach.
[gastro- + G. skopēo, to examine]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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gastroscope

A fibre-optic endoscope used to examine the mucosal surface of the stomach, which typically has the instruments necessary to obtain biopsies.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

gastroscope

GI disease A thin, flexible endoscope inserted by the mouth through the esophagus to examine the stomach and, if warranted, obtain biopsy material
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gas·tro·scope

(gas'trō-skōp)
An endoscope for inspecting the inner surface of the stomach.
[gastro- + G. skopēo, to examine]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gastroscope

An illuminating and viewing instrument for examining the inside of the stomach. An ENDOSCOPE used for the stomach. See also GASTROSCOPY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

gas·tro·scope

(gas'trō-skōp)
An endoscope for inspecting the interior of the stomach.
[gastro- + G. skopēo, to examine]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Therefore, transnasal gastroscope for colon examination was not only safe but also satisfactory in ADR.