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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.

cauterize (kô´tərīz),

v to sear or burn living tissue in order to stop bleeding; a corrosive agent, hot metal, or electricity may be used.
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But, at high intensities, targeted waves can destroy a specific bit of tissue, for instance, cauterizing a blood vessel to stop internal bleeding.
These two cauteries are designed for surface wound cauterizing.
As lasers and other cauterizing devices vaporize targeted tissue, some of the surrounding, at least partially unburned cells will be freed to waft away with the smoke, Ott notes.
Using the Sonastar, medical practitioners and patients alike will benefit from upgrades such as an integrated RF (radio frequency) cauterizing capability to accelerate healing and the single use OsteoSculpt bone shaving attachment.
But today, lasers can be used to cut into tooth structure itself and perform some surgical procedures beyond just cauterizing wounds.