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cauterize

 [kaw´ter-īz]
to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'ter-īz),
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.

cauterize

/cau·ter·ize/ (kaw´ter-īz) to apply a cautery; to destroy tissue by the application of heat, cold, or a caustic agent.

cauterize

(kô′tə-rīz′)
tr.v. cauter·ized, cauter·izing, cauter·izes
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

cauterize

[kô′tərīz]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
1 to burn tissues by thermal heat, including steam, hot metal, or solar radiation; electricity; or another agent such as laser or dry ice, usually with the objective of destroying damaged or diseased tissues, preventing infections, or coagulating blood vessels. See also chemical cauterization.
2 to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cauterize

verb To stop bleeding with high heat or a chemical–eg, silver nitrate

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

Cauterize

To use heat or chemicals to stop bleeding, prevent the spread of infection, or destroy tissue.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.
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The ability for some devices to both cut and cauterize tissue allows surgeries to move along by saving surgeons the time it would normally take to exchange different instruments with separate functions.
HIFU could do much more than cauterize a blood vessel, says Crum.
Next, the tip of the catheter is heated and used to ablate, or cauterize, the defective heart tissue.
I use a microswab dipped in 85% trichloroacetic acid to cauterize the edges of the perforation until the margin of the perforation turns white.
In such cases, we apply silver nitrate to cauterize the tissue, and then we remove the polyp with microscissors.
In the patient with Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, we used a 600-[micro]m fiber at 4 to 6 W in near-contact mode to cauterize the telangiectasias.