Pharyngoscopy


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pharyngoscopy

 

a medical examination of the pharynx. It is usually effected with artificial lights and with such instruments as tongue depressors, nasopharyngeal or throat mirrors, and frontal reflectors.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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