Shock-wave-therapy



noun
1.
lithotripsy.
noun, plural lithotripsies.
1.
the pulverization and removal of urinary calculi using a lithotripter.
noun
1.
the use of ultrasound, often generated by a lithotripter, to pulverize kidney stones and gallstones in situ

lithotripsy lith·o·trip·sy (lĭth’ə-trĭp’sē)
n.
The procedure of crushing a stone in the urinary bladder or urethra. Also called lithotrity.
lithotripsy
(lĭth’ə-trĭp’sē)
The procedure of crushing a stone in the urinary bladder or urethra by means of a lithotriptor, a device that passes shock waves through a water-filled tub in which the patient sits. The resulting stone fragments are small enough to be expelled in the urine.

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