Definition of Colonoscopy

1. Noun. Visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation.

Generic synonyms: Endoscopy



Definition of Colonoscopy

1. Noun. (medicine) The examination of the colon using a colonoscope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Colonoscopy

1. An endoscopic (fibreoptic) examination of the large intestine (colon). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colonoscopy

colonnettes
colonocyte
colonocytes
colonogram
colonography
colonometer
colonopathy
colonorrhagia
colonorrhoea
colonoscope
colonoscopes
colonoscopic
colonoscopies
colonoscopist
colonoscopists
colonoscopy (current term)
colons
colonus
colony
colony-forming unit
colony-stimulating factor
colony collapse disorder
colony counter
colony counters
colony hybridisation
colonyhood
coloop
coloops
colopathy

Literary usage of Colonoscopy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Virtual Terminal Implementations by Carol A. Edgar (1993)
"colonoscopy colonoscopy has been proposed as a screening test because it offers the ... Performance As with many procedures, colonoscopy techniques have ..."

2. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Periodic colonoscopy is recommended for all people with a family history of familial polyposis or cancer family syndrome. • American Cancer Society—For ..."

3. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2005)
"One-time screening colonoscopy thus was demonstrated in this model to reduce the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer by approximately 65 to 70 ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... patients having colonoscopy followed by EGD (57%). Arterial oxygen desaturation occurs frequently during gastrointestinal endoscopy and is often severe. ..."

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