diploscope (s) (noun)
, diploscopes (pl)
1. An instrument that is used to evaluate binocular vision and which may be used for the treatment of anomalies of such vision: Janet noticed that she couldn’t see as well as before, but after being examined with the diploscope by the ophthalmologist, her ailment was analyzed and a remedy was arranged to cure her problem.
2. A device used for the evaluation and treatment of ocular misalignment: Diploscopes can detect, assess, and provide remedies for double vision, which occurs simultaneously when something is seen with both eyes at the same time.
direct ophthalmoscope (s) (noun)
, direct ophthalmoscopes (pl)
An device that is designed to visualize the interior of the eye, with the instrument relatively close to the subject's eye and the observer viewing an upright magnified image: In order to give the Sarah the best advice regarding her macular degeneration, the eye doctor used a direct ophthalmoscope in a darkened room to examine the retina and macula of the eye.
discopathy (s) (noun)
, discopathies (pl)
A disease of a disk, especially of an invertebral disk: Gary had pains in his back and his doctor described it as being a case of discopathy, an illness of a fibrocartilaginous disk situated between the vertebrae of his backbone.
discophile, discophilist (s) (noun)
; discophiles; discophilists (pl)
A collector of or specialist in phonograph records: As a discophile, old Mr. Thompson had a great number of old records and played them quite often. He also started to buy CDs to add on to the variety of music of composers he had accumulated.
discoplankton (s) (noun)
, discoplankton (pl)
A predominance of disc diatoms: On TV there was a documentary about discoplankton in which the cells of these plankton had thin saucer-like shapes.
A tool designed to allow for the direct inspection of the upper gastrointestinal tract as far as the proximal duodenum.
It is usually flexible, using fiberoptic bundles for illumination and visualization.
1. The examination of the duodenum (first section of the small intestine) by means of an endoscope.
2. An examination of the interior of the duodenum using a flexible fiber-optic endoscope.
The device is inserted through the patient's mouth.
1. A modified stethoscope for auscultation (listening for sounds) of the muscles.
2. An instrument for observing functional activities usually taking place within the body.
1. The observation of functional activity by means of a dynamoscope.
2. Auscultation of a contracting muscle or the act of listening for sounds within the body, chiefly for determining the condition of the lungs, heart, pleura, abdomen, and other organs and for the detection of pregnancy.
An instrument for observing the boiling point of liquids; especially, for determining the alcoholic strength of a mixture by the temperature at which it boils.
A reference to an indication of the boiling point of liquids.
1. A technique used to determine the relative molecular mass of a substance by measuring the amount by which it alters the boiling point of a chosen solvent.
2. The technique for finding molecular weight: a process for determining the molecular weight of a substance by measuring the change it produces in the boiling point of a solution.
An instrument for intensifying sounds produced by percussion of the thorax.
The term percussion in medicine normally refers to the act of tapping or striking the surface of the body in order to learn the condition of the parts by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the fingers.
An obsolete method of diagnosis of a disease of any of the internal organs with the study of the movements of the abdominal wall or thorax caused by phonation which is the process of producing vocal sounds by means of vocal cords vibrating in an expiratory blast of air or emission of air from the lungs.
1. A method of determining the presence, or absence, of life in an animal organism by using a current of electricity.
2. The use of a galvanic current to determine whether a tissue is living by recording of electrical activity in a bodily tissue or organism.
3. The examination of a body by means of an electric current, to discover muscular contractions as evidence of life.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look":