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An endoscope that is inserted through the mouth and used for examining the interior of the stomach.

gas′tro·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
gas·tros′co·pist (gă-strŏs′kə-pĭst) n.
gas·tros′co·py (-kə-pē) n.
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(Medicine) a medical instrument for examining the interior of the stomach
gastroscopic adj
gastroscopist n
gasˈtroscopy n
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(ˈgæs trəˌskoʊp)

an endoscope passed through the mouth for examining and treating the stomach.
gas`tro•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
gas•tros•co•py (gæˈstrɒs kə pi) n., pl. -pies.
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Noun1.gastroscope - a type of endoscope for visually examining the stomach
endoscope - a long slender medical instrument for examining the interior of a bodily organ or performing minor surgery
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Ultrathin colonoscopes and standard gastroscopes (9.2-9.8 mm) can increase the proportion of patients with painless intubation, but there remain approximately 10% patients who suffer from moderate or severe abdominal pain.[1] Sedation and anesthesia during colonoscopy could alleviate patient's suffering and improve the success rate of colonoscopy, but warning effect of abdominal pain disappears and the risk of perforation is increasing.[2] In this paper, a transnasal gastroscope (5.9 mm) was used to simulate the ultrathin colonoscope for examination.
The gastroscope tip was positioned to obtain an overview of gastric lumen.
The major and minor papilla were not found from the slack pylorus to the pars horizontalis duodeni by a duodenoscope and then a gastroscope. The gastroscope was pulled back to the gastric antrum, where a small amount of bile appeared to adhere to the anterior wall.
This study investigated whether double-channel gastroscope could be used to reduce procedural time in gastric antrum ESD.
(8) In 1881 at the same time Johann Von Mikulicz constructed a gastroscope that was angulated to 30 degrees at the distal third of a hollow tube.
Examination of the lining of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) by means of a flexible, thin tube, which contains a camera, also called a gastroscope.
Facilities at the centre are backed by comprehensive diagnostics including a state-of-the-art laboratory, digital x-ray, high-end 4-D ultrasound, endoscopy suite with the latest gastroscope and colonoscope, ECG, echo cardiography and laser machine.
In clinical trials, the instrument worked well mechanically, permitting navigation of the human colon, and subsequently was used as a gastroscope for animals in viewing the pyloric valve and duodenum.
With the specially-made pounds 14,000 paediatric gastroscope on site, children no longer have to wait to be treated, saving pain for them and worry for their parents.
At 2.6 mm in diameter, the device fits inside a single operating channel of a standard gastroscope without the need for an over-tube.
Due to availability of equipment, a nasendoscope (Olympus ENF P3, Olympus Optical, Tokyo, Japan) inserted nasally was used at one institution and a gastroscope (Evis Exera 160 series gastroscope, Olympus Optical, Tokyo, Japan) inserted orally was used at the other.