scopo-, scop-, scept-, skept-, -scope-, -scopy, -scopia, -scopic, -scopist
(Greek > Latin: see, view, sight, look, look at, examine, behold, consider)
A fluoroscope is an instrument for visual observation of the body by means of x-rays.
The patient is put into position with the part to be viewed placed between an x-ray tube and a fluorescent screen. X-rays from the tube pass through the body and project the bones and organs as images on the screen.
The advantage of the fluoroscope is that the action of joints, organs, and entire systems of the body can be observed directly.
2. A noncurrent expression for the tool used in auscultatory percussion: A pneumatoscope is used to listen to the sounds of the chest or of other internal organs.
2. An instrument consisting essentially of a polarizer and an analyzer, used for polarizing light, and analyzing its properties.
2. Structuring of information based upon the notion of scope, which may be understood as a viewpoint or a way of looking and analyzing something.
Polyscopic information is presented in terms of different aspects which intuitively correspond to "sides" or "angles of looking". The aspects may reflect different reader categories, ways of looking at the subject, etc.
To see the naturalness of the polyscopic presentation, it is useful to think of inspecting a hand-held object. Naturally, a person uses the capacity of the hand to turn the object at different angles and take it closer or farther from the eye to explore the object.
In a similar way, polyscopic information structuring facilitates the active exploration of a presented subject.
Polyscopic information structuring supports "holistic" or "multiple-perspective" thinking. This way of thinking is especially relevant in the post-industrial era, where it has become increasingly important that both technical, socio-cultural, political, and other aspects of an issue be taken into account in decision making.
In a similar way, the polyscopic structuring of information also supports active, exploratory learning.
2. A tubular medical instrument with an integral light source, used for examining the anal canal and rectum.
The examination is usually done prior to rectal surgery, and it may be a part of the physical examination of a patient with hemorrhoids, rectal bleeding, or other symptoms of a rectal disorder.