Medical Definition of Endoscopy

Endoscopy: Examination of the inside of the body by using a lighted, flexible instrument called an endoscope. In general, an endoscope is introduced into the body through a natural opening such as the mouth or anus. Although endoscopy can include examination of other organs, the most common endoscopic procedures evaluate the esophagus, stomach, and portions of the intestine.

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Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018