sigmoidoscope

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sigmoidoscope

[sig′mȯid·ə‚skōp]
(medicine)
An appliance for the inspection, by artificial light, of the sigmoid colon; it differs from the proctoscope in its greater length and diameter.
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The investigators concluded that in this study treatment with Colazide(R) was significantly more effective than treatment with mesalazine in achieving both symptomatic and sigmoidoscopic (direct examination of the colon with a sigmoidoscope) remission of acute ulcerative colitis.