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Gastroscope

stomach instrument

Gastroscope, tubelike instrument for visual examination of the inside of the stomach. The instrument employs fiber optics to light the stomach wall and transmit the image back to a lens. The gastroscope's flexible tube reaches the stomach via the mouth and esophagus.

See also: Stomach.

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