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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).]


(ˈlɪθəˌtrɪptə) or


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


(ˈlɪθ əˌtrɪp tər)

a device that employs ultrasound to pulverize stones in the body.
lith`o•trip′tic, adj.


n (Med) → Lithotripter m


, lithotripter
n. litotriturador, aparato o mecanismo para triturar cálculos;
extracorporal shock wave ______ extracorporal con ondas de choque.
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Contract notice: Provision of a lithotripter for the benefit of hospitals members of a group of orders coordinated by the regional hospital of orlans - ao 2017-40.
The Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital, Swat (NSKHS) is 110 bedded hospital with 14 Dialysis machines, two operation theatres, one CT Scanner, one X-ray machine, one Lithotripter, with a state of art pathology lab and blood bank.
Cases and controls were compared with respect to continuous variables, including age, pre-treatment heart rate, number of shocks received during treatment and energy setting of the lithotripter.
Objectives: To report our experience with Dornier MPL9000X Lithotripter in terms of safety, efficacy and complications in the management of upper urinary tract stones.
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By the early 1990s, Fink's group and an industrial partner had developed a lithotripter with a time reversal mirror composed of 128 transducers.
Comparing to the third quarter of 1999, revenues were down $1 million as a result of fewer lithotripter sales and a lower average sales price for shared service procedures.
These officials left him with the impression that developing the lithotripter for commercial use had a low priority in view of their corporation's vast aircraft and engineering operations.
Now found in hospitals throughout the country, the lithotripter has radically changed the treatment of kidney stones.
Contract notice: Delivery Mechanical Lithotripter For The Departmenat Of Surgery.
The Dornier HM3 lithotripter (Dornier Medizintechnik GmbH, Germering, Germany) was first introduced to the United States in the early 1980s.
Now a technique that uses laser light is about to enter clinical use, offering several potential advantages over the lithotripter.