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cautery

 [kaw´ter-e]
1. a caustic substance or hot or cold instrument used in cauterization.
chemical cautery chemocautery.
cold cautery cryocautery.
electric cautery electrocautery (def. 2).

cau·ter·y

(kaw'ter-ē),
1. An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
2. Use of a cautery.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

cautery

/cau·tery/ (kaw´ter-e)
1. an agent used for cauterization.

actual cautery 
1. an instrument that destroys tissue by burning.
2. the application of such an instrument.
cold cautery  cryocautery.
electric cautery , galvanic cautery electrocautery.
potential cautery , virtual cautery cauterization by an escharotic, without applying heat.

cautery

(kô′tə-rē)
n. pl. cauter·ies
1. An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
2. The act or process of cauterizing.

cautery

[kô′tərē]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
1 a device or agent used in the coagulation of tissue by heat or caustic substances.
2 a destructive effect produced by a cauterizing agent.

cau·tery

(kaw'tĕr-ē)
An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, or caustic chemicals.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

cautery

A surgical instrument or agent used to burn, scar or destroy tissue. The electric cautery often consists of a short loop of wire, at the end of an insulated handle, which is made red hot by the passage of an electric current. The actual cautery is a metal rod heated in a flame.

Cautery

The use of heat, electricity, or chemicals to destroy tissue.
Mentioned in: Nosebleed

cautery

device used to cut, scarify or destroy tissue, by application of energy (heat, laser or an electric current)

cau·tery

(kaw'tĕr-ē)
Agent or device for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues with heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

cautery

1. the application of a caustic agent, a hot instrument, an electric current, or other agent to destroy tissue.
2. an agent so used.

cold cautery
cauterization by carbon dioxide, called also cryocautery.
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