lithotripsy definition

  • noun:
    • Pulverization of kidney stones or gallstones in the shape of a lithotripter.
    • The breaking-up of kidney stones or similar calculi through ultrasound
    • The operation of smashing a stone in bladder or urethra to reduce it to particles tiny adequate to be voided; lithotrity. It could be carried out with a guitar known as lithotriptor or lithotrite (also known as a lithoclast); or, now, might achieved by devices using ultrasonic waves to fragment the stones.
    • just like lithotrity.

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