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cauterize

 [kaw´ter-īz]
to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'ter-īz),
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.

cauterize

/cau·ter·ize/ (kaw´ter-īz) to apply a cautery; to destroy tissue by the application of heat, cold, or a caustic agent.

cauterize

(kô′tə-rīz′)
tr.v. cauter·ized, cauter·izing, cauter·izes
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

cauterize

[kô′tərīz]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
1 to burn tissues by thermal heat, including steam, hot metal, or solar radiation; electricity; or another agent such as laser or dry ice, usually with the objective of destroying damaged or diseased tissues, preventing infections, or coagulating blood vessels. See also chemical cauterization.
2 to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cauterize

verb To stop bleeding with high heat or a chemical–eg, silver nitrate

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

Cauterize

To use heat or chemicals to stop bleeding, prevent the spread of infection, or destroy tissue.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

cauterize (kô´tərīz),

v to sear or burn living tissue in order to stop bleeding; a corrosive agent, hot metal, or electricity may be used.
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mediaeval torture instruments and surgical procedures like cauterisation of the sexual organs, infibularion, castration and clitoridectomy.
Our study is only to strengthen this belief in nasal endoscopic cauterisation.
The main difference between cauterisation and cupping is that cauterisation targets veins whilst cupping focuses on the muscles.
However, newer technology in the form of nasal endoscopes and bipolar nasal cautery probes potentially permits the localisation and cauterisation of the bleeding site in an awake patient in an outpatient setting.
Erosion can be destroyed by cauterisation, cryosurgery (freezing), diathermy (heat destruction) or laser treatment, and healing afterwards is normal.
biopsies or cauterisation of tumours) are carried out with minimally invasive imaging techniques.
He's a lovely type and it's been well documented that he's had a cauterisation and we'll crack on with him," said De Giles.
The treatment is simple and painless, using cauterisation, cryosurgery (freezing), diathermy (heat destruction) or laser treatment.
In simple terms, it is either the soft palate becoming infirm, which can be treated quickly with a cauterisation of the palate, or the larynx not opening to full capacity; that can be cured with a Hobday, or in more severe cases, a tie-back operation.
The inflamed tissue of the cervix can be destroyed by cauterisation, cryosurgery (freezing), diathermy (heat destruction) or laser treatment.
Cauterisation involves sealing the blood vessels by touching them with a tiny wool swab moistened with a corrosive chemical.
The trainer revealed: "The horse had a deteriorating wind problem last year, but we had him operated over the summer by a new procedure which involved cauterisation of the soft-palate.