lithotripter


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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).]
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lithotripter

(ˈlɪθəˌtrɪptə) or

lithontriptor

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

lithotripter

n (Med) → Lithotripter m
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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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Following this model, a mobile lithotripter, for treating kidney stones, was put in service in 1986--just the second in the country--and a mobile positron emission tomography (PET) unit, a scan for tumors, began operating in 2002.
It was treated using a MEDISPEC ECONOLITH 2000 lithotripter, by which 3000 shocks were delivered to the stone at a rate of 1 per second, at an energy of 14 kv initially, reaching 18 kv.
Further, Dornier MedTech, a key player in the kidney stone management devices market , introduced an advanced kidney stone treatment lithotripter with advanced imaging, energy, and efficiency.
ISLAMABAD -- The lithotripter at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) was made functional on Saturday after a period of five years.
ShockPulse-SE, a dual action lithotripter, simultaneously produces both a constant ultrasonic wave and intermittent shockwave energy via a single probe to greatly reduce procedure time.
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