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operation

 [op″er-a´shun]
1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; see also method, procedure, surgery, and technique. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as blalock-taussig operation.
2. the performance of a mental or physical task in an orderly manner.
cosmetic operation one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
exploratory operation incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
intellectual o's in space the mental manipulation of spatial relationships, a cognitive performance component of occupational therapy.
radical operation one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.

flap op·er·a·tion

1.
See also: flap. Synonym(s): flap amputation
2. in dental surgery, an operation in which a portion of the mucoperiosteal tissues is surgically detached from the underlying bone or impacted tooth for better access and visibility in exploring the area covered by the tissue.
See also: flap.
3. orthopaedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery an operation in which tissue is moved from one area to obtain coverage in another; can represent a local transfer of tissue (not requiring vascular anastomosis) or a distant transfer (requiring venular anastomosis).

flap op·er·a·tion

(flap op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): flap amputation.
2. dental surgery An operation in which a portion of the mucoperiosteal tissues is surgically detached from the underlying bone or impacted tooth for better access and visibility in exploring the area covered by the tissue.
See also: flap

flap op·er·a·tion

(flap op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
In dental surgery, operation in which a portion of the mucoperiosteal tissues is surgically detached from the underlying bone for better access and visibility.

operation

1. any action performed with instruments or by the hands of a surgeon; a surgical procedure.
2. an agricultural, farming undertaking, e.g. cow-calf operation; an enterprise.
3. any effect produced by a therapeutic agent. For specific operations, see the specific name, such as Caslick operation.

cosmetic operation
one intended to remove or correct a deformity in an esthetically acceptable manner.
covered operation
one performed without exposing the part to the external air or to the possibility of confined tissues or organs escaping, e.g. covered castration.
exploratory operation
incision into the body for determination of the cause of otherwise unexplainable symptoms.
flap operation
any operation involving the raising of a flap of tissue.
radical operation
one involving extensive resection of tissues for the complete extirpation of disease.