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Extracorporeal piezoelectric shock wave lithotripsy. Fancy words. What do they mean?

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In brief: Shock source

Extracorporeal - from "outside" of the body.
Piezoelectric - a type of spark gap generator. Shock wave - "force" wave that travels through the body. Lithotripsy - to "break-up" stones.

In brief: Shock source

Extracorporeal - from "outside" of the body.
Piezoelectric - a type of spark gap generator. Shock wave - "force" wave that travels through the body. Lithotripsy - to "break-up" stones.
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