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also lith·o·trip·tor  (lĭth′ə-trĭp′tər)
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).]
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(ˈlɪθəˌtrɪptə) or


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

a device that employs ultrasound to pulverize stones in the body.
lith`o•trip′tic, adj.
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n (Med) → Lithotripter m
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, lithotripter
n. litotriturador, aparato o mecanismo para triturar cálculos;
extracorporal shock wave ______ extracorporal con ondas de choque.
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ESWL was applied with a electrohydraulic type (ELMED Lithotripsy Systems, Multimed Classic) electrohydraulic lithotripter. Each ESWL session consisted of 3000 shock waves at frequencies between 60 and 120/min.
However, electrohydraulic lithotripters cause serious bleeding and tissue damage, which restrict their use.1 Currently in the endoscopic management of ureteral stones more frequently PL, ULs or LLs are used.