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fulgurate

 [ful´gu-rāt]
1. to come and go like a flash of lightning.
2. to destroy by contact with electric sparks generated by a high-frequency current.

fulgurate

/ful·gu·rate/ (ful´gūr-āt)
1. to come and go like a flash of lightning.
2. to destroy by contact with electric sparks generated by a high-frequency current.

fulgurate

(fo͝ol′gyə-rāt′, -gə-, fŭl′-)
v. fulgu·rated, fulgu·rating, fulgu·rates
v.intr.
To emit flashes of lightning.
v.tr.
1. To emit (light) in flashes.
2. Medicine To destroy (abnormal tissue, for example) by electric current.

ful′gu·ra′tion n.

fulgurate

[ful′gyərāt]
Etymology: L, fulgur, lightning
1 adj, pertaining to sudden, intense, sharp pain.
2 v, to use a movable electrode to destroy superficial tissue.

fulgurate

verb To destroy tissue by fulguration, see there.

fulgurate

1. to come and go like a flash of lightning.
2. to destroy by contact with electric sparks generated by a high-frequency current.
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When the dispersive pad was off the patient, the unit was noted to cut and fulgurate without alarms or visual indicators on the display.
Electrosurgery can be accomplished with any of the units evaluated, but those that include safety systems or that cut or fulgurate more effectively, while producing minimal tissue injury may be preferred.