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Gastroscope, a medical instrument used to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine); it is more precisely called an esophagogastroduodenoscope. The gastroscope is a type of endoscope, a cable- or tube-like instrument that transmits light and images, usually through fibers made of glass or plastic.


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