lithotripsy

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(lith′ŏ-trip″sē )

[litho-+ Gr. tripsis, rubbing]

1. The use of sound waves to fragment or crush stones obstructing the bladder, gallbladder, ureter, or urinary bladder.
2. The production of shock waves by use of an external energy source in order to crush renal stones.
SYN: SEE: lithotrity

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