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harmonic scalpelSurgery An ultrasound-powered cutting tool that cuts and seals tissue simultaneously. See Ultrasonography.
harmonic scalpelAbbreviation: HS
An ultrasonic dissecting device used in surgery to disrupt, disintegrate, or coagulate tissues, especially those with a high water or fat content. The device works by cavitating the tissues it contacts. When used laparoscopically, tissues destroyed by the scalpel are removed from the body by aspiration. Synonym: ultrasonic dissector
See also: scalpel