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noninvasive

 [non″in-va´siv]
not involving puncture of the skin or other entry into the body; said of diagnostic studies and procedures.

non·in·va·sive

(non'in-vā'siv),
Denoting a procedure that does not require insertion of an instrument or device through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment.

noninvasive

(nŏn′ĭn-vā′sĭv)
adj.
1. Not penetrating the body, as by incision or injection: noninvasive surgery.
2. Not invading healthy tissue: noninvasive cancer of the bladder.

noninvasive

[-invā′siv]
Etymology: L, non + in, into, vadere, to go
pertaining to a diagnostic or therapeutic technique that does not require the skin to be broken or a cavity or organ of the body to be entered, for obtaining a blood pressure reading by auscultation with a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer.

non·in·va·sive

(non'in-vā'siv)
Denoting a procedure that does not require insertion of an instrument or device through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment.

Noninvasive

Refers to tests that generally do not invade the integrity of the body, such as echocardiography or electrocardiography. (Cardiac cathetherization, on the other hand, in which catheters are introduced through blood vessels into the heart, is an example of an invasive test).

non·in·va·sive

(non'in-vā'siv)
Denoting procedure that does not require insertion of an instrument or device through the skin or a body orifice for diagnosis or treatment.
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