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Definition of Colonoscopy

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examination of the colon using a colonoscope (flexible tube inserted into the body that allows doctors to view the interior of the colon)
Colonoscopy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
(hypernym) endoscopy
Colonoscopy Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[koh-luh-NAHS-kuh-pee]
An examination of the inside of the colon using a thin, lighted tube, called a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum. Samples of tissues may be collected for examination under a microscope. 
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Terms and Definitions
Examination of the colon through a flexible, lighted instrument called a colonoscope.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Colonoscopy is a procedure whereby a doctor inserts a viewing tube (colonoscope) into the rectum for the purpose of inspecting the colon. Upon detecting certain abnormal areas of the colon a biopsy can be performed.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Visualization of the colon with a flexible lighted instrument passed through the anus
NIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
(koh-luh-NAW-skuh-pee)
A test to look into the rectum and colon. The doctor uses a long, flexible, narrow tube with a light and tiny lens on the end. This tube is called a colonoscope.
By NDDIC, a service of the NIDDK,NIH
Aids Glossary
examination of the large intestine using a narrow, flexible lighted tube.
Aegis
Colonoscopy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Colonoscopy or coloscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It can provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected colorectal cancer lesions.

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