lithotripter

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Related to electrohydraulic lithotripter: Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy

lith·o·trip·ter

also lith·o·trip·tor  (lĭth′ə-trĭp′tər)
n.
A device that pulverizes kidney stones and gallstones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits.

[Alteration of obsolete lithotriptor, lithontriptor, from lithontriptic, breaking up kidney stones, from New Latin lithontripticus, alteration (influenced by Greek trībein, trīp-, to rub, pound) of lithonthrypticus, from Greek (pharmaka tōn en nephrōis) lithōn thruptika, (drugs) crushing stones (in the kidneys) : lithōn, genitive pl. of lithos, stone + thruptika, neuter pl. of thruptikos, crushing (from thruptein, to crush; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots).]

lithotripter

(ˈlɪθəˌtrɪptə) or

lithontriptor

n
(Medicine) a machine that pulverizes kidney stones by ultrasound as an alternative to their surgical removal

lith•o•trip•ter

(ˈlɪθ əˌtrɪp tər)

n.
a device that employs ultrasound to pulverize stones in the body.
[1815–25]
lith`o•trip′tic, adj.
Translations

lithotripter

n (Med) → Lithotripter m

lith·o·trip·tor

, lithotripter
n. litotriturador, aparato o mecanismo para triturar cálculos;
extracorporal shock wave ______ extracorporal con ondas de choque.
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11] With the HM3 electrohydraulic lithotripter, the incidence of post-SWL symptomatic peri-renal hematomas detected by ultrasound is estimated to be 0.
ESWL was applied with a electrohydraulic type (ELMED Lithotripsy Systems, Multimed Classic) electrohydraulic lithotripter.