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 (kō-lŏn′ə-skōp′, kə-)
A long flexible endoscope, often equipped with a device for obtaining tissue samples, that is used for visual examination of the colon. Also called coloscope.


(Medicine) an instrument for examining the colon, consisting of a flexible lighted tube that is inserted in the colon to look for abnormalities and to remove them or take tissue samples
[C20: from colon2 + -o- + -scope]
colonoscopy n


(koʊˈlɒn əˌskoʊp, kə-)
See under colonoscopy.
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Noun1.colonoscope - an elongated fiberoptic endoscope for examining the entire colon from cecum to rectum
endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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Tenders are invited for Purchase of Disinfectant for flexible endoscopes and colonoscopes preparation.
VP4 Sterilizer becomes the only low temperature sterilization system available in the market today that is capable of sterilizing complex medical instruments, such as colonoscopes and other multi-channel flexible scopes.
This type of tubing is being used in the medical arena as sheaths that function as barriers for colonoscopes, endoscopes, speculums, probes and other devices that need shielding from moisture, blood or bacteria.
Doctors used air during the withdrawal of colonoscopes from the patients in both groups.
Patients as well as clinicians who have had to deal with rigid/semi-flexible scopes prior to the advent of flexible colonoscopes can appreciate advances since the Lichleiter, the first endoscopic instrument developed in 1806--based on observations of sword swallowers.
LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 6,000 patients were potentially exposed to blood-borne pathogens from improperly disinfected colonoscopes, gastroscopes, endoscopes, and cystoscopes in California over a 2-year period, state health officials reported.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, requires a company for the maintenance of various Olympus scopes, ie gastroscopes, colonoscopes, dudodenoscopes, enteroscopes, bronchoscopes, sigmoidoscopes, laryngoscopes, cystoscopes and intubating fibrescopes.
This report analyzes the US market for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Devices in Millions of US$ analyzed by the following segments: GI Videoscopes (Video Colonoscopes, Video Gastroscopes, Video Duodenoscopes, Video Ultrasound Endoscopes, & Others (Includes Video Sigmoidoscope & Video Enteroscope)), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Devices, Biopsy Devices, Hemostatis Devices, Capsule Endoscopy, and Others (includes enteral feeding devices, esophageal & biliary stents, esophageal dilation balloons, retrieval devices, polypectomy snares, and anti-reflux devices).
The medical equipment includes colonoscopes, gastroscopes, a Sigmoido scope, a protoscope, a rectoscope, wheelchairs, walking frames, commode chairs, emergency kits, disinfection stations, suction pumps, microwave therapy units, an infrared coagulator and a ergometer.
S, regulatory authorities are currently reviewing recommendations to improve the safe reprocessing of complex medical devices such as colonoscopes, duodenoscopes as well as other complex instruments.
The Fuse endoscopy system is comprised of colonoscopes and gastroscopes with multiple imagers so doctors can see more of the GI tract for diagnosis and treatment.
Although colonoscopes will remain the largest segment, the fastest growing segments in the market for GI endoscopes will be transnasal products and double-balloon devices.