cauterization


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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·i·za·tion

(kaw'ter-ī-zā'shŭn),
The act of cauterizing.
See also: cautery.

cauterization

/cau·ter·iza·tion/ (kaw″ter-ĭ-za´shun) destruction of tissue with a cautery.

cauterization

[kô′tərīzā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
the process of burning a part of the body by cautery.

cauterization

Diathermy, electrodiathermy The use of heat to destroy tissues or close minute bleeding vessels Methods Thermal, electrical, cryocauterization, laser, chemicals

cau·ter·i·za·tion

(kaw'tĕr-ī-zā'shŭn)
The act of cauterizing.
See also: cautery
Synonym(s): cauterisation.

cauterization

The deliberate destruction of tissue by the local application of heat using an instrument known as a cautery. This may be a simple heated probe, an electrically heated wire loop, a high-frequency electrode or a laser. See also DIATHERMY.

cauterization

destruction of tissue with a cautery.
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Before treating ulcers of the limbs by cauterization, the rubbingin of snow produces insensitivity.
When we have found cervicitis and lesions and given treatment with cauterization, we have had problems when we tell a woman that she cannot have sexual relations for a month.
She said: "It is designed to be used for thermal cauterization at a bleeding point, for example, bleeding gastric/duodenal ulcers.
He was re-evaluated Tuesday to monitor his blood pressure and will be examined today and Sunday by the surgeon who performed the blood vessel cauterization procedure.
Basic surgical principles apply: Ensure adequate exposure before proceeding; always perform a careful, meticulous dissection; and maintain hemostasis but avoid blind clipping or cauterization of bleeding sites.
The surgeon who performed the cauterization to separate adhesions on Jesse's intestine told us, after the transplant on May 6, "It will be a miracle if Jesse doesn't develop an infection.
Previously, patients were stabilized and sent to a hospital that could perform cardiac cauterization and other tests.
One of the chief ways to be healed is to confess one's sins to one's spiritual guide, and frequently, for "a fresh, warm wound is easier to heal than those that are old, neglected, festering, and in need of extensive treatment, surgery, bandaging, and cauterization.
Once in the emergency room, the treating physician may first try cauterization by applying silver nitrate directly to the bleed site.
6) Hemingway of course participated in this modernist cauterization of affect.
The cauterization of the feet described by two of these authors may well have been an Indian method which the Portuguese adopted, for d'Orta was the first European to describe cholera, and he noted the Indian treatment of applying a hot iron to the feet.