scopo-, scop-, scept-, skept-, -scope-, -scopy, -scopia, -scopic, -scopist
(Greek > Latin: see, view, sight, look, look at, examine, behold, consider)
2. An instrument that permits continuous electrocardiographic observation of the heart's action during an operation.
2. A measuring instrument that detects and measures an electric charge, usually consisting of a rod holding two strips of gold foil that separate when the same charge is applied to each one.
3. An instrument used to detect the presence, sign, and in some configurations the magnitude of an electric charge by the mutual attraction or repulsion of metal foils or pith balls.
4. An instrument for detecting the presence of static electricity and its relative amount, and for determining whether it is positie or negative.
5. An electrostatic instrument for measuring a potential difference or an electric charge with the mechanical force exerted between electrically charged surfaces which detects the intensity of radiation.
In one form, two narrow strips of gold leaf suspended in a glass jar spread apart when charged. The angle between the strips is then related to the charge.
2. An instrument for visually examining the interior of a bodily canal or a hollow organ; such as, the colon, bladder, or stomach.
"Often during the endoscopy, the operator can retrieve a small sample (biopsy) of the area being examined, in order to more closely view the tissue under a microscope."
"With advances in imaging and miniaturization of endosurgical equipment, surgery can be performed during endoscopy."
2. Involving or recognizing a church government by bishops.
3. Etymology: from Middle French épiscopal (14th century), from Late Latin episcopalis, from Latin episcopus, "an overseer"; from Gk. episkopos "watcher, overseer"; from epi-, "over" + skopos, "watcher"; and from skeptesthai, "to look at".
The objective of using an esophagogastroduodenoscope is to identify ulcers, gastritis, esophagitis, varices, duodenitis, Barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernias, and tumors.
A esophagogastroduodenoscope procedure is performed on patients with a variety of symptoms; that include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, heartburn, reflux, family history of cancer, jaundice, weight loss, anemia, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
For endoscopy, a flexible opitical instrument (the endoscope) is inserted through the mouth and advanced into the esophagus, the stomach, and the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).
Pathologicl changes (diseases, if any) are also evaluated by inflating air into the digestive tract.