1. separation or detachment; extirpation; eradication.
2. removal, especially by cutting with a laser or electrocautery.
removal of the endometrium
; methods used include radiofrequency, electrical energy, lasers, and hot and cold liquids.
(radiofrequency catheter ablation
) destruction of an accessory conduction pathway
or other troublesome area of dysrhythmia
by means of unmodulated high frequency alternating current delivered by a bipolar or unipolar catheter. The current causes heat with tissue destruction and formation of scar tissue to block the pathway or dysrhythmic area. Transvenous radiofrequency ablation has been successful in treatment of supraventricular tachycardia
and is an attractive option to surgery. Called also catheter ablation
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·la·tion (ab-lā'shŭn), This word denotes complete removal or extinction, not merely mitigation or reduction.
Removal of a body part or the destruction of its function, as by a surgical procedure or morbid process, or the presence or application of a noxious substance.
[L. see ablate]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. Surgical excision or amputation of a body part or tissue.
2. The erosive processes by which a glacier is reduced.
a. The dissipation of heat generated by atmospheric friction, especially in the atmospheric reentry of a spacecraft or missile, by means of a melting heat shield.
b. The reduction or removal of heat-protective surface material by aerodynamic friction, as from a heat shield.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Ablation Cardiology Ablation therapy The destruction, isolation or removal of an endocardial region linked to a particular arrhythmia.
Indications Atrial flutter/fibrillation, AV nodal reentry, AV reentry, ventricular reentry
Endocrinology The pharmacologic or surgical elimination of hormone-producing tissue
Gynaecology The stripping out of a tissue—e.g., epithelium of the uterine cervix or endometrium
Surgery Removal, excision
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ablation Cardiology Ablation therapy The destruction, isolation or removal of an endometrial region linked to a particular arrhythmia Indications Atrial flutter/fibrillation, AV nodal reentry, AV reentry, ventricular reentry. See Balloon ablation, Radiofrequency catheter ablation Endocrinology The pharmacologic or surgical elimination of hormone-producing tissue. See Androgen ablation, Endometrial ablation Gynecology The stripping out of a tissue. See Cryoablation, Endometrial ablation Medtalk Removal, excision Surgery Removal, excision.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Removal of a body part or the destruction of its function, as by a surgical procedure, morbid process, or noxious substance.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
ablation Deliberate removal or separation, especially by surgery.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
ablation the removal or destruction of any part of an organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
The removal of abnormal tissue growths by surgery.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A procedure in which a tissue or body part is removed or destroyed by surgery, radiation or photocoagulation. Example: LASIK.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
Removal of a body part or the destruction of its function, procedure or morbid process, or the presence or application of a noxious substance.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about ablation
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.More discussions about ablation
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.