cauterization

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cautery

 [kaw´ter-e]
1. a caustic substance or hot or cold instrument used in cauterization.
chemical cautery chemocautery.
cold cautery cryocautery.
electric cautery electrocautery (def. 2).

cau·ter·i·za·tion

(kaw'ter-ī-zā'shŭn),
The act of cauterizing.
See also: cautery.

cauterization

Diathermy, electrodiathermy The use of heat to destroy tissues or close minute bleeding vessels Methods Thermal, electrical, cryocauterization, laser, chemicals

cau·ter·i·za·tion

(kaw'tĕr-ī-zā'shŭn)
The act of cauterizing.
See also: cautery
Synonym(s): cauterisation.

cauterization

The deliberate destruction of tissue by the local application of heat using an instrument known as a cautery. This may be a simple heated probe, an electrically heated wire loop, a high-frequency electrode or a laser. See also DIATHERMY.