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

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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 With an instrument called a bronchoscope, which is a small camera inserted through the nose or mouth, a pulmonologist accesses the airways in the lungs and delivers the radiofrequency energy. Froedtert & The Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bronchial thermoplasty helps people with severe asthma breathe easier," 26 June 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,, "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,, "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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The first known use of bronchoscope was in 1899

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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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