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endoscopy

Definitions of endoscopy
  1. noun
    visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ by use of an endoscope
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    celioscopy
    endoscopic examination of the abdomen through the abdominal wall
    colonoscopy
    visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
    culdoscopy
    endoscopic examination of a woman's pelvic organs by the insertion of a culdoscope through the vagina
    gastroscopy
    visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus
    hysteroscopy
    visual examination of the uterus and uterine lining using an endoscope inserted through the vagina
    proctoscopy
    visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope
    flexible sigmoidoscopy, sigmoidoscopy
    visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
    type of:
    examination, scrutiny
    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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