- Examination of the interior of a canal or hollow viscus by means of a special instrument, such as an endoscope. [see endoscope]- peroral e. visual examination of interior sections of the body by introduction of an instrument (an endoscope) through the mouth; examples include esophagoscopy, gastroscopy, bronchoscopy.- virtual e. computed tomographic data reconstructed in 3 dimensions to give information similar to that obtained with e..
* * *en·dos·co·py (en-dosґkə-pe) visual inspection of any cavity of the body by means of an endoscope.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Endoscopy — En*dos co*py, n. (Med.) The art or process of examination or treatment by means of an endoscope. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
endoscopy — 1861, from ENDO (Cf. endo ) + oscopy (see SCOPE (Cf. scope)) … Etymology dictionary
Endoscopy — For the notion in mathematics introduced by Langlands, see Endoscopic group. Endoscopy Intervention An example of a flexible endoscope MeSH … Wikipedia
Endoscopy — Ein Endoskop (griechisch ἔνδον éndon ‚innen‘; σκοπεῖν skopein ‚beobachten‘) ist ein Gerät, mit dem das Innere von lebenden Organismen, aber auch technischen Hohlräumen untersucht oder gar manipuliert werden kann. Ursprünglich für die… … Deutsch Wikipedia
endoscopy — /en dos keuh pee/, n., pl. endoscopies. an examination by means of an endoscope. [ENDO + SCOPY] * * * Examination of the body s interior through an instrument inserted into a natural opening or an incision, usually as an outpatient procedure.… … Universalium
endoscopy — UK [enˈdɒskəpɪ] / US [enˈdɑskəpɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms endoscopy : singular endoscopy plural endoscopies medical a medical operation in which an endoscope (= a very small camera on a long thin tube) is put into someone s body… … English dictionary
endoscopy — noun see endoscope … New Collegiate Dictionary
endoscopy — noun the examination of a bodily orifice, canal or organ using an endoscope … Wiktionary
endoscopy — en|dos|co|py [enˈdɔskəpi US ˈda: ] n [U] medical the medical examination of the inside of the body, using an endoscope … Dictionary of contemporary English
endoscopy — en|dos|co|py [ en daskəpi ] noun count or uncount MEDICAL a medical operation in which an ENDOSCOPE (=a very small camera on a long thin tube) is put into someone s body to examine inside it … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English