bronchoscope

noun
bron·​cho·​scope | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) \

Definition of bronchoscope

: a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting or passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)

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Other Words from bronchoscope

bronchoscopic \ ˌbräŋ-​kə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) \ adjective
bronchoscopist \ brän-​ˈkä-​skə-​pist How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) , bräŋ-​ \ noun
bronchoscopy \ brän-​ˈkä-​skə-​pē How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) , bräŋ-​ \ noun

Examples of bronchoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So his group is using a pediatric bronchoscope, normally used to examine childrens’ airways, to deposit the virus deep in the monkeys’ lungs. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, "How monkeys, ferrets, and horses are helping scientists fight Covid-19," 13 Apr. 2020 These include endoscopies, bronchoscopes and other procedures in which tubes or cameras are sent down the throat and are routine in ICUs to look for bleeds or examine the inside of the lungs. Author: Ariana Eunjung Cha, Anchorage Daily News, "Hospitals across U.S. consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients," 25 Mar. 2020 Ambu, a Danish company, is already marketing a disposable bronchoscope, officials said. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize," 6 Aug. 2019 All 24 bronchoscopes had irregularities apparent to the naked eye, including residues, retained fluid, scratches and other damage. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize," 6 Aug. 2019 Single-use bronchoscopes already are making their way to market, although they are not expected to replace reusable scopes. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize," 6 Aug. 2019 In suitable patients, two to eight Zephyr valves are strategically placed in airways using a bronchoscope – a tube with a light and small camera that is threaded through the mouth into the lung. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Temple-led study of lung-shrinking valves offers new hope for advanced emphysema," 22 May 2018 By inserting a thin tube (a bronchoscope) down the throat and into the lungs, doctors can examine them using a fluorescent light attached to the top of the scope. Claire Altschuler, chicagotribune.com, "Racing against cancer: New efforts to save lives with early detection," 21 May 2018 Under sedation, a small catheter is introduced through a bronchoscope to deliver a safe amount of heat to reduce excess smooth muscle in the lungs. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Treatment helps adults manage asthma at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bronchoscope

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Bronchoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchoscope. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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bronchoscope

noun
bron·​cho·​scope | \ ˈbräŋ-kə-ˌskōp How to pronounce bronchoscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of bronchoscope

: a usually flexible endoscope for inspecting and passing instruments into the bronchi (as to obtain tissue for biopsy)

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