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e·lec·tro·sur·ger·y

(ē-lek'trō-sŭr'jĕr-ē),
Division of tissues by high frequency current applied locally with a metal instrument or needle. See: electroscission.
See also: electrocautery.
Synonym(s): electrotomy

electrosurgery

/elec·tro·sur·gery/ (-ser´jer-e) surgery performed by electrical methods; the active electrode may be a needle, bulb, or disk.electrosur´gical

electrosurgery

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-sûr′jə-rē)
n.
The surgical use of high-frequency electric current for cutting or destroying tissue, as in cauterization.

e·lec′tro·sur′gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.

electrosurgery

[-sur′jərē]
Etymology: Gk, elektron + cheiourgos, surgeon
surgery performed with various electric instruments that operate on high-frequency electric current. Kinds of electrosurgery include electrocoagulation, electrodesiccation.

e·lec·tro·sur·ger·y

(ĕ-lek'trō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Division of tissues by high frequency current applied locally with a metal instrument or needle.
See also: electrocautery

electrosurgery

division of tissues by locally applied high-frequency current

e·lec·tro·sur·ger·y

(ĕ-lek'trō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
Division of tissues by high frequency current applied locally with a metal instrument or needle.

electrosurgery,

n the use of electrically generated energy from high-frequency alternating currents to cut or alter tissue within definite limits.

electrosurgery

the use of high-frequency alternating current to remove, incise or destroy tissue. This is accomplished by converting the electrical energy into heat through tissue resistance to the passage of the electrical current. Called also surgical diathermy.
Two types of current are utilized in electrosurgery, damped and undamped; a damped current destroys and coagulates tissue and stops bleeding, and undamped current destroys minimal tissue and incises tissue. Basically, there are four types of electrosurgical techniques: electrodesiccation, electrofulguration, electrocoagulation and electrosection.
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Because the radiofrequency is provided in short on-and-off pulses and the blade contains highly insulated electrodes, the PlasmaBlade cuts tissue at an average temperature that is half that of a conventional electrosurgery device and can be as low as 50 degrees Centigrade.
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