-tripsy, -tripsis, -tripic +

(Greek: to crush; to massage, to rub, rubbing, friction, to grind)

The use of friction as a treatment modality for a medical condition.

Anatripsis may or may not also involve the application of a medicament.

1. The production of hemostasis by use of the angiotribe.
2. The use of an angiotribe to arrest hemorrhage.

An angiotribe is an exceedingly strong forceps in which pressure is applied by means of a screw; the instrument is used to crush tissue containing an artery in order to control hemorrhage from the vessel.

The act or operation of crushing the head of a fetus in the womb in order to effect delivery.
Crushing or fragmentation of a gallstone by manipulation of the unopened gallbladder.
choledocholithotripsy, choledocholithotrity
1. Crushing or fragmentation of a gallstone in the common bile duct by manipulation without opening of the duct.
2. The fragmentation of a gallstone in the common bile duct either with a transcutaneous (through the skin) sonic energy or an endoscopically directed laser.
The intentional crushing of the fetal clavicle in order to allow delivery of the shoulders.
The crushing of a calculus within the cystic duct.
Rubbing away an indurated swelling or tender point in neuralgia and myalgia.
1. The fragmentation or disintegration of blood cells by means of mechanical trauma.
2. Disintegration of the blood corpuscles by means of pressure.
1. The crushing or fragmentation of a biliary calculus in the hepatic (liver) duct.
2. Crushing a biliary calculus in a hepatic duct.
A potentially non-invasive method of destroying tumors through the skin using high intensity focused sound waves.
lithotripist (s) (noun), lithotripists (pl)
Someone who is skilled in the process of crushing and extracting stones located in the kidney or bladder: Isaac had to be treated by a lithotripist in order to get rid of the mineral crystals that were causing intense pain in his lower back and urinary tract infections.
lithotripsy (s) (noun), lithotripsies (pl)
1. A procedure of comminuting or pulverizing a stone in the urinary bladder, or urethra, into small particles that can be passed out by urine: Lithotripsy was formerly done only surgically but it can now be accomplished by various noninvasive methods; such as, using a device that passes shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits.
2. The crumbling of a urinary calculus or gallstone within the body, followed at once by the washing out the fragments: The stone fragments that result from lithotripsy become small enough to be expelled during the urination process.
lithotripter machine, lithotripter tool (s) (noun); lithotripter machines, lithotripter tools (pl)
A device that pulverizes kidney stones and gallstones by passing shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits: The lithotripter machine, or the lithotripter tool, breaks up any kidney stones by using ultrasound shock waves.
lithotriptic (adjective), more lithotriptic, most lithotriptic
A reference to an agent which effects the dissolution of a calculus, or calculi: Dr. Hillman and other doctors are now utilizing lithotriptic shock waves to break up kidney stones without having to use surgical intervention.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "rub, rubbing; wear away; wipe": bruxo, brux-; frica-, frict-; terg-; tribo-; trit-.