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ablate

 [ab-lāt´]
to remove, especially by cutting, usually with a laser or electrocautery.

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]

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.

ablate

verb To remove; excise by cutting, abrading, or evaporating.

ablate

verb To remove; excise

ab·late

(ab-lāt')
To remove, or to destroy the function of.
[L. au-fero, pp. ab- latus, to take away]

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]

ablate

to remove, especially by cutting.

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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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its breast cancer treatment system which uses heat alone to ablate (destroy) breast tumors and viable cancer cells.
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The company's product is designed to replace the multiple surgical tools used in arthroscopic procedures with one multi-purpose electrosurgery system that ablates (removes) soft tissue while simultaneously achieving hemostasis (sealing small bleeding vessels).