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angioscopy

Pronunciation: an′jē-os′kō-pē

Definition:

  1. Visualization with a microscope of the passage of substances (contrast media, radiopaque agents) through capillaries after intravenous injection.
  2. Visualization of the interior of blood vessels, especially the pulmonary arteries, using a fiberoptic catheter inserted through a peripheral artery.

[angio- + G. skopeō, to view]

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