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ablate

 [ab-lāt´]
to remove, especially by cutting, usually with a laser or electrocautery.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·late

(ab-lāt'), Avoid the mispronunciation ab'late.
To remove, or to destroy the function of.
[L. au- fero, pp. ab- latus, to take away]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ablate

(ă-blāt′)
v. ab·lated, ab·lating, ab·lates
v.tr.
1. Medicine To remove or destroy the function of (a body organ or tissue).
2. To remove by erosion, melting, evaporation, or vaporization.
v.intr.
To become ablated; undergo ablation.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

ablate

verb To remove; excise by cutting, abrading, or evaporating.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ablate

verb To remove; excise
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ab·late

(ab-lāt')
To remove, or to destroy the function of.
[L. au-fero, pp. ab- latus, to take away]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ab·late

(ab-lāt') Avoid the mispronunciation ab'late.
To remove or destroy function of something.
[L. au-fero, pp. ab- latus, to take away]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about ablate

Q. SVT and AF, Hearts that go fast to slow or any others probs with the beats of any kind and Ablation of hearts I have had Ablation done once and I am still having passing out spells and still on 50mg toprol 2 times a day till two days ago, now I am on 150 to 200 aday again. Its not the first time I have had to up meds. I had ablation down 4/22/05. I can breath better now but but it didnt take it away as you can tell. Now Dr Leonardie would like to do it again . This is the big ????! Will it or can it work 100% this time, or will it hit and miss some again???? MTT

A. Well I can understand the frustration of having to go through this procedure yet another time. There are no guarantees in medicine. You should follow your doctor's advice, as another proceudre might be more helpful than the last one. However you should keep in mind that nothing is for sure.

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